Effects of smartphone size and hand size on grip posture in one-handed hard key operations
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Greater understanding of the grip postures preferred by users is needed for the ergonomic design of smartphone user interfaces. The present study identifies user-preferred grip postures by smartphone size and hand size in one-handed hard key operations. Grip postures of 45 participants were photographed while major smartphone tasks were simulated in standing with smartphone mockups of nine screen sizes (3.0″–7.0″). The grip postures were encoded by the locations (left side: L, right side: R, top: T, bottom: B, front: F, back: K) of a smartphone and the number of fingers at each contact location. Three grip postures (L3-R1-K1: 70.0%, L4-R1: 13.3%, L3-R1-T1: 12.0%) were found dominant and the distribution of grip posture changed by smartphone size and hand size—the larger the smartphone size or hand size, the higher the frequency of L3-R1-K1. The grip posture frequency distribution by smartphone size would be of use to determine the optimal locations of hard keys on a smartphone of a particular size.
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CitationChoi, Younggeun, et al. "Effects of Smartphone Size and Hand Size on Grip Posture in One-Handed Hard Key Operations." Applied Sciences 10.23 (2020): 8374.
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