Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 27th May 2010 22:47 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces Now this is an interesting article, written by Lukas Mathis. He makes the interesting case that the gesture-based interface, as seen on the iPad and many modern smartphones, is actually more akin to the command line interface than the graphical one. He also offers a number of solutions for that pesky problem of gestures being anything but discoverable.
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Makes Sense
by th3rmite on Fri 28th May 2010 00:23 UTC
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At first when I read the summary, I was thinking there is no way in hell you can compare gestures with the CLI, but then I actually read the article and the author has a valid point. Gestures are non-obvious and force the user to rote memorize how to get things done unlike the graphical menu system.

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