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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Comment by LighthouseJ
by LighthouseJ on Fri 28th May 2010 12:40 UTC
LighthouseJ
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2009-06-18

I think we've all debunked the topic sufficiently, but gesturing still has a very long way to go be useful.
From trying to write with my Palm Pilot iii years ago to now with some UI interfaces now that offer gesturing, it's an incredibly inefficient process to perform a simple task. It's a giant Rube Goldberg machine.

It's not until multi-touch interfaces where more than one input per instant seems to make the process easier to use. Once you have that, make it intuitive for humans (let humans, not programmers, decide how to use it).

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RE: Comment by - Graffiti
by jabbotts on Fri 28th May 2010 19:00 in reply to "Comment by LighthouseJ"
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2007-09-06

I miss Palm's original Graffiti alphabet; high speed input, low rate of error in recognition.. fantastic. I've yet to see a alphabetic gesture input as accurate outside of an onscreen keyboard (lower speed, low rate of error in recognition).

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