Improving pocket paint usability via material design compliance and internationalization & localization support on application level

Aiman M. Ayyal Awwad, Christian Schindler, Kirshan Kumar Luhana, Bernadette Spieler, Zulfiqar Ali

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Abstract

This paper discusses the implementation of Google’s Ma-
terial Design guidelines, internationalization, and localiza-
tion for mobile applications in the case of Pocket Paint, an
Android painting application. The intended goal of this re-
design is to broaden the user base by improving overall us-
ability and supporting right-to-left written languages such as
Arabic. The main challenges of the redesign are the intrica-
cies to thoroughly support both right-to-left and left-to-right
scripts, e.g., the positioning, translation, mirroring of text
and graphical elements, the ’when’ and ’when not’ to mir-
ror. Related to the Material Design guideline compliance we
carried out a user experience test with six users (age 13)
of our target group. All participants rated the redesigned
application being simpler, more appealing and concise in
comparison to the previous version.
Original languageEnglish
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2017
Event9th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services - Vienna, Austria
Duration: 4 Sep 20177 Sep 2017
http://mobilehci.acm.org/

Conference

Conference9th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services
Abbreviated titleMobileHCI 2017
CountryAustria
CityVienna
Period4/09/177/09/17
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