In our daily life, actions related to technology are almost as present as we do naturally. Anglo-Saxons call this phenomenon the “gestechulation.”
The way we communicate through gestures and body language, has been transformed by new technologies. Gestures that we use everyday, add new gestures inspired modern CNC
For years, some hand gestures -. Request addition waving an imaginary pen or tapping his wrist to ask the time, for example – have saved many tourists uncomfortable with the local language. Today, the gestures we use constantly with our tablets and smartphones through language barriers and rely as little by little in our daily interactions.
To better understand how some hand gestures are used to describe actions we perform with our digital cameras, HP interviewed 6,000 people in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain, Italy and Russia (in partnership with ResearchNow among a representative sample of 6090 people) by asking them to identify new actions. The first three were classic everyday practices form a “ring” with the thumb and forefinger to say that everything is “OK”; raise an imaginary glass to invite someone to toast; and tap the wrist to ask the time. The following three actions involved well known technology gestures carrying an imaginary phone to your ear and say “Call me” shake thumb to mimic typing a text message, and walk her fingers on a virtual keyboard to indicate its intention to send an e-mail. Finally, respondents were asked to identify three actions corresponding to gestures made by hand on a touch screen, namely drag the screen with the tip of the index finger (swipe) to move to the next page, scroll the page from top to bottom (scrolling) and zoom (zoom out).
In France, 96% of respondents acknowledged the gesture inviting them to send a text message or call, such as gestures most commonly used in everyday life. 91% of respondents also correctly identified the gesture “write an email,” demonstrating that these behaviors are already fully anchored in the daily communication gestures. The rate of gesture recognition “scroll” and “next page” remains high among older users, which shows how the new vocabulary of “gestechulation” was adopted throughout Europe. It should be noted cultural differences in understanding the gesture “zoom”. In the UK, the recognition rate dropped to 18%; Similarly, respondents in France (37%), Spain (18%) and Russia (30%) also had a little trouble identifying the gesture.
And you Do you use these daily actions?