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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RE: Makes Sense
by Karitku on Fri 28th May 2010 09:36 in reply to "Makes Sense"
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2006-01-12

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.


Same can be said on most GUI programs. Almost all people are educated on usage of programs and all work in GUI enviroment is also largely based on memorizing different things. Same goes gestures however they can be much more simple (and they are) and they can remind something we used to do so they are easier to learn.

Whole point of NUI research is to transfer something we used to computer enviroment as similiar as possible yet making it more efficient. Reason why NUI is better than GUI is because it has all same powers as GUI and yet have power of gestures which we have used on something else and already know them. One great example is usage of colors in GUI to explain different things, even baby reacts differently on different colors, however in CLI world you need to first either understand commands or understand language to accomplish same.

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RE[2]: Makes Sense
by vodoomoth on Fri 28th May 2010 12:18 in reply to "RE: Makes Sense"
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2010-03-30


Whole point of NUI research is to transfer something ...


What is "NUI"?

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