Horizontal swiping has become a common interaction technique on smartphones, yet many mobile websites do not incorporate this functionality, instead requiring users to scroll down or click on buttons, arrow keys, and other hotspots. This is perhaps because user studies comparing swiping with other interaction techniques are scarce. An experiment was conducted (N = 252) to inform this issue by investigating whether and how adding the swiping functionality to a tap-only mobile website influences users’ intentions to use the website. The data revealed that the addition of swiping technique positively affected behavioral intentions to use the website. Perceived enjoyment was a key variable that explained this effect. These findings have design implications for mobile websites.
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction|
|Publication status||Published - 2016 Apr 2|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Human-Computer Interaction
- Human Factors and Ergonomics
- Computer Science Applications