The Design and Evaluation of A New Smartwatch User Interface

Karan Singh Chaudhary, Pietro Murano

Abstract


This paper discusses and presents a new prototype design for a smartwatch user interface. The user interface was designed aiming to adhere to some of the main universal design principles and be a more usable design. The prototype user interface was then compared with a Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch user interface. The comparison was done via an experiment and a series of realistic tasks. The aspects being investigated were task times, errors and subjective user satisfaction. The data collected were statistically analysed. The overall results showed that the prototype user interface fostered faster task times, fewer errors and more user satisfaction.


Keywords


Smartwatches, User Interfaces, Interaction, Usability, Universal design, prototype

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International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies (iJIM) – eISSN: 1865-7923
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