2022 年 6 巻 1 号 p. 1_31-1_38
This study examines the factors influencing the participant's decision to adopt flexible gestures in an in-depth interview conducted with 25 participants while providing them with 27 flexible gestures. In the interview, the data were analyzed using grounded theory and Pearson's Correlation Coefficient. As a result of the analysis, the decisive factor that affects participants to adopt is not the usability of flexible gestures. Two crucial factors considered to affect participants to adopt flexible gestures: "Intuition of association" and "Idea of function". "Intuition of association" includes flexible gestures that can associate with objects, actions or emotions. It affects the way participants can comprehend how to operate gestures after receiving instructions. "Idea of function" is the function created by participants while operating the gestures. The gesture, which received more imagination of function, received higher motivation to be used by participants. The study findings match flexible gestures and function as a guide for further research on flexible device development.