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Maciek Lipiec rated it liked it Sep 09, If you are looking for a book dealing with multitouch interfaces, you’ll probably be disappointed. About the author Andy Polaine. Safefr Gestural Interfaces provides you with essential information about kinesiology, sensors, ergonomics, physical computing, touchscreen technology, and new interface patterns — all you need to know to augment your existing skills in “traditional” web design, software, or product development. Username Password Forgot password?

They were set up to make beautiful objects or electronics or stoves. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Tens of millions of devices with touchscreens and other gestural interfaces will be sold in the next few years.

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The last 50 pages or so are an appendix documenting a wide range of already existing and possible future gestural interactions.

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Share your thoughts with other customers. The main reason for this are the suggestions for further reading that conclude each chapter. We wanted to have a design firm that was created from the outset to address the new challenges of responsive objects.


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Designing Gestural Interfaces: Touchscreens and Interactive Devices

He is relatively cautious about the future predictions and there is nothing there that is likely to come back and haunt deeigning apart from the robots, maybe. The exciting, but tricky, aspect of gestural interfaces for interaction designers is that the interface feels like it disappears.

On the other hand, if we want interaction design to be as known and respected as graphic or industrial design, it helps to call ourselves by what we do. You don’t want to mess with windows when checking in at the airport, for instance. Raghdah rated it liked it Jan 15, Designkng Fiduccia desifning it really liked it Jun 11, Mar 08, Nicole rated it it was amazing. A good grounding book on gestural interaction design.

Mobile phones, appliances, and consumer electronics are the worst for this. I’m not sure we’ve reached the point of the ‘bizarre misuse’ yet, although the gestural toilet paper dispenser comes close.

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The challenge for Kicker and anyone else working in this area is to change over two decades of bad habits in which the screen and software side of a product use separate design processes and teams from the hardware side.

The author skips nothing and yet doesn’t really delve into anything save for the list of the possible physical gestures.


Touchscreens and Interactive Devices by Dan Saffer. Touchscreens are a deep combination of hardware and software and with some gestural interfces the hardware seems to dematerialize all together and we’re left with our bodies as the sole input device.

Talk to the Hand: What is a capacitive touchscreen? Interfacs kinds of gestures can I use? Coffee-powered inkjet printer This concept is delicious and irresistible! The last quarter of Designing Gestural Interfaces is where Saffer takes a plunge into predicting some future trends gesturap has put together an appendix of existing deslgning potential gestural interactions.

That’s at the core of why we formed Kicker. To ask other readers questions about Designing Gestural Interfacesplease sign up. Of course gestural interaction standards are also an issue he covers and one that is fraught with danger if companies too aggressively use or abuse the patent system. From an ergonomic perspective, the question is: English Choose a language for shopping. Playing Starcraft with multitouch. We’ve only just begun. A recent documentary in Germany showed how many of these interactions were not only badly thought out, but also how much this can shift the work onto the customer, thus saving the company large sums of money under the guise of interfacse choice and freedom.

I’m not much of a visual designer and not much of a coder, but I enjoy and understand those things and am interested in how things fit together. Design Jobs Firms Awards Conference e.