An innovative search interface for gesture dictionary
Perustieteiden korkeakoulu | Master's thesis
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Human-Computer Interaction and Design
Master's Programme in ICT Innovation
AbstractWe live in a multicultural world. We need to learn how to communicate with each other, sometimes even without words, using only gestures. To help people better communicate in the multicultural epoch, the German company Fragenstellerin developed the gesture dictionary application on an iOS platform. To cover the bigger population of users, I designed an innovative search interface for gesture dictionary on an Android platform. I applied user-centered design method to the very popular modern industrial task of moving applications from one platform to another. I analyzed the user interface of the iOS Gestunary solution, collected user’s reflections, researched similar products, and gesture coding schemes. I performed three development and testing iterations, including co-design, User-based tests, and SUS tests. I also conducted gesture illustration research, which showed a clear preference towards color photos over drawings and other illustration options. My additional study demonstrated that it is feasible to implement automatic gesture recognition for the Gestunary application. As the main result, I developed an innovative search interface for the Gestunary application on the Android platform.
Thesis advisorRiedijk, Hanneke
gesture, dictionary, search, UCD, android, interface