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Edward Tufte forum: Touchscreens have no hand
"So instead let us give more time for doing physical things in the real world and less time for staring at (and touching) the glowing flat rectangle.

Plant a plant, walk the dogs, read a real book, go to the opera. Or hammer glowing hot metal in a blacksmith shop."
edwardtufte  making  doing  tangible  touch  touchscreen  2011  bretvictor  hands  living  screens  interface  interactiondesign  glowingrectangles 
november 2011 by robertogreco
Evan Roth: Multi-Touch Finger Paintings
"Paintings created by performing routine tasks on multi-touch hand held computing devices."
iphone  touch  painting  art  touchscreen  multitouch  evanroth  ink  2011 
september 2011 by robertogreco
Magic tables, not magic windows – Blog – BERG
"A while back, in 2007, I wrote about ‘a lost future’ of touch technology, and the rise of a world full of mobile glowing attention-wells.

“…it’s likely that we’re locked into pursuing very conscious, very gorgeous, deliberate touch interfaces – touch-as-manipulate-objects-on-screen rather than touch-as-manipulate-objects-in-the-world for now.”

It does look very much like we’re living in that world now – where our focus is elsewhere than our immediate surroundings – mainly residing through our fingers, in our tiny, beautiful screens."
mattjones  apple  attention  2010  flickr  nokia  touchscreen  ipad  iphone  collaboration  sharedexperience  berg  augmentedreality  games  interaction  social  mobile  devices  ux  berglondon  glowingrectangles  floatymedia  ar 
october 2010 by robertogreco
Swype | Text Input for Screens
"Swype provides a faster and easier way to input text on any screen. With one continuous finger or stylus motion across the screen keyboard, the patented technology enables users to input words faster and easier than other data input methods—at over 40 words per minute. The application is designed to work across a variety of devices such as phones, tablets, game consoles, kiosks, televisions, virtual screens and more."
android  keyboard  mobile  input  swype  applications  writing  touchscreen  usability  ui  typing  interface  iphone  ios 
august 2010 by robertogreco
ignore the code: Gestures
"In a way, gestural user interfaces are a step back, a throwback to the command line. Gestures are often not obvious and hard to discover; the user interface doesn’t tell you what you can do with an object. Instead, you have to remember which gestures you can use, the same way you had to remember the commands you could use in a command line interface.
via:daringfireball  ipad  iphone  touch  touchscreen  experiencedesign  design  gestures  interaction  interface  hci  gui  ux  ui  apple  2010  commandline 
may 2010 by robertogreco
Daring Fireball Linked List: 'The Gadget Disappears'
"Love this line from the New York Times’s David Carr on the Charlie Rose show, regarding the iPad:
One thing you have to understand about this gadget is that the gadget disappears pretty quickly. You’re looking into pure software.

I don’t think it’s a coincidence that Carr is a business reporter, not a tech reporter. He sees the forest, not the trees. But this is really astute. I’ve been using a Nexus One Android phone for the last few weeks, and Carr’s quote summarizes the fundamental difference between Android and iPhone OS. On the iPhone, once you’re in an app, everything happens on-screen, with touch. Everything. You go outside the screen to the home button to leave the app or the sleep button to turn off the device. On Android, many things happens on screen with touch, but many other things don’t, and you’re often leaving the screen for the hardware Back, Menu, and Home buttons, and text selection and editing requires the use of the fiddly trackball. An Android gadget never disappears."
daringfireball  johngruber  ipad  invisibletechnology  iphone  interface  ui  touchscreen  buttons  apple  android  davidcarr  design 
february 2010 by robertogreco
iPad board games: Apple has created a 'Jumanji platform' - Recombu
"While many people struggle to understand why they would ever buy an iPad, we think we've come up with a pretty exciting reason - digital board games. If you've ever tried to play a board game on a games console, computer or mobile phone you'll know that it's just not the same as sitting around a table with your friends and family. Enter the iPad, the perfect device to play board games on."
games  mobile  boardgames  ipad  touchscreen  scrabble  iphone  apple  gaming 
february 2010 by robertogreco
Always Innovating: Introducing the Touch Book
"The world's first netbook with a detachable keyboard. More than 10 hours of battery life*. Touchscreen with 3D user interface. Internal USB slots."
hardware  computing  opensource  linux  touch  mobile  netbooks  laptops  technology  touchscreen 
august 2009 by robertogreco
Warren Ellis » A Sony Walkman, By God
"Clay Shirky’s line about how anything that ships without a mouse is broken — that’s her generation. (I still think he was just one foot behind the time...should have used is "touchscreen.") I found Lili crosslegged on her bed earlier, her guitar in her hands, earbuds in, watching something on her open laptop. I suspect it was either a guitar lesson, some tabs she’s been looking for, or listening to Theory Of A Dead Man and trying to detune her guitar to C-sharp to capture their tone. That’s how she treats the laptop — what else does it do? And the very conjuring of all those elements in the first line illustrates that her generation do not live with their heads in a laptop or a DS Lite or whatever. Less so, even, than the previous generation. It’s a fully integrated part of their lives, a Swiss army knife for the world. What else does it do?

If I tell her I have a YouTube app on the Sony Walkman I’ll never get the bloody thing back."

[related: http://www.openthefuture.com/2009/07/human_interfaces.html ]
society  future  warrenellis  netgen  swissarmyknife  technology  youtube  ui  touchscreen  walkman  generations  seamlessness  whatelsedoesitdo  integration  invisibletechnology  music  bbc  gadgets  audio  online  via:preoccupations  seams 
july 2009 by robertogreco
Cooper Journal: One free interaction [see also: http://www.polaine.com/playpen/2009/02/10/one-free-playful-interaction/]
""One free interaction" is a prospective design pattern that gives software and hardware a more humane feel. It exists outside of task flows and the concept of users as task-doers. Instead it sits in the "in between" spaces, suiting users as fidgeters, communicators, and people who play with things."
fidgeting  tics  interface  webdesign  interactiondesign  touchscreen  iphone  software  human  interaction  experience  culture  gui  ui  patterns  webdev 
february 2009 by robertogreco
Touchpad Pro
"Touchpad Pro lets you wirelessly control your PC or Mac through your iPhone or iPod Touch. You can use it to advance slides in a presentation, control your media center, check e-mail -- whatever a regular touchpad and keyboard can do."
iphone  applications  hardware  software  vnc  remote  freeware  remoteaccess  multitouch  touchscreen  mac  ios 
july 2008 by robertogreco
Manodo's Screen Is The Big Brother Of Energy Saving : TreeHugger
"it's a screen that tells you everything you want to know about your consumption, plus a few stats you maybe didn't want to see - like how many pounds of CO2 emissions that long, hot bath you just took is worth"
sustainability  tactile  monitor  energy  touchscreen  personalinformatics  conservation 
april 2008 by robertogreco
Blackbeltjones/Work: » Lost futures: Unconscious gestures?
"it’s likely that we’re locked into pursuing very conscious, very gorgeous, deliberate touch interfaces - touch-as-manipulate-objects-on-screen rather than touch-as-manipulate-objects-in-the-world for now."

[Now at: http://magicalnihilism.com/2007/11/15/lost-futures-unconscious-gestures/ ]
design  interaction  iphone  usability  touch  ux  nokia  mattjones  interface  apple  gestures  mobile  touchscreen  phones  ui  user 
november 2007 by robertogreco
Nokia perfects the clicky tactile touchscreen - iPhone gnashes teeth, swears revenge - The Red Ferret Journal
"taken them 10 years but Nokia boffins have finally perfected a ‘touch feedback’ touchscreen...you press a key on the screen, and it clicks under your finger with exactly the same sort of fingertip feedback as if you’d pressed a conventional keyboar
touchscreen  haptic  haptics  hardware  interface  iphone  nokia  tactile  gadgets  technology  usability  ui  mobile  phones  multitouch  keyboard  touch 
november 2007 by robertogreco
iPhone Human Interface Guidelines
"Apple’s iPhone presents a revolutionary user interface and interaction model. Users can view webpages, use web applications, and use built-in iPhone features, such as the email application, the iPod, and the digital camera, wherever they go. Safari on
accessibility  ipod  design  documentation  safari  standards  interface  ux  usability  webdesign  programming  interaction  multitouch  iphone  gui  touchscreen  interactiondesign  webdev 
october 2007 by robertogreco
Can't Touch This - Jeff Han - Touch Screen
"Working all but alone from his hardware-strewn office, Jeff Han is about to change the face of computing. Not even the big boys are likely to catch him."
jeffhan  multitouch  touchscreen  video  interface  interaction  displays  input  touch 
january 2007 by robertogreco

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