Thursday, May 20, 2010

Notes: Tap is the new click

We're using bodies evolved for hunting, gathering, and gratuitous violence for information age tasks like word processing and spreadsheet tweaking.
—David Liddle

Gesture: any physical movement that can be sensed and responded to by a digital system without the aid of a traditional input device such as a mouse or stylus.
—Dan Saffer

Avoid putting essential features or information like a label below an interface element that can be touched, as it may become hidden by the user’s own hand.
—Dan Saffer

The complexity of the gesture should match the complexity of the task at hand.
—Dan Saffer

The best designs are those that “dissolve into behavior.”

—Naoto Fukasawa

The best, most natural designs, then, are those that match the behavior of the system to the gesture humans might already do to enable that behavior.

—Dan Saffer

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