Models & Optimisation and Mathematical Analysis Journal
Volume 6, Numéro 1, Pages 19-22

How Young Algerians Interact With Their Smartphones

Authors : Elouali Nadia .

Abstract

This study assesses the usage of smartphone in particular, from a Human-Computer Interaction perspective, among young Algerian smartphone users. Questionnaire was used to assess their smartphone usage details and multimodal interactions exploitation. The data were analysed looking at key applications and reasons for the use or non-use of the different interaction modalities. It was found that for the participants, social networks (especially Facebook) are the most used applications, despite the lack of internet connection. The participants interact mostly with the tactile modality. They do not use (and sometimes do not know) the other modalities because of several use problems and cultural particularities including the use of different languages, financial conditions, lack of use cases in their preferred applications and lack of conviction about the multimodality benefit.

Keywords

Smartphone Usage ; Human-Computer Interaction ; Multimodal Interactions ; Multimodal Mobile Application