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Assessing the Target’ size and Drag distance in Mobile Applications for Users with Autism

Autistic users show great interest and ease to operate technological devices like smartphones and tables. As a result, the amount of applications specifically created for this type of users keep growing. Nevertheless, the creation of application that adapt to user abilities is not a straightforward process. This article focus on identifying the optimal target size and drag distance that developers and designers can use when creating application for autistic users to allow an easier interaction of users with screen elements. In performed experiment, different target sizes and drag distance were compared. Obtained results suggest that a 57 pixels is the minimum target size to support the interaction of level 1 and level 2 autism users. This results can be used as guidelines for interaction designers of mobile applications for autism.

Angeles Quezada
Universidad Autonoma de Baja California
Mexico

Reyes Juárez-Ramírez
Universidad Autonoma de Baja California
Mexico

Samantha Jiménez
Universidad Autonoma de Baja California
Mexico

Alan Ramírez- Noriega
Universidad Autonoma de Baja California
Mexico

Sergio Inzunza
Universidad Autonoma de Baja California
Mexico

Roberto Munoz
Universidad de Valparaíso,Valparaíso
Chile

 

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