Take the 2-minute tour ×
User Experience Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for user experience researchers and experts. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Are there any non-platform specific definitions of touch gestures, that are typically used for devices like Android or iPhone.

I'm trying to write a specification for a multi-platform product that uses touch gestures. However, people have different opinions (depending on the platform they come from) what each gesture means.

So I was wondering if there is any "standard" definition on touch gestures. On Wikipedia this is the best I could find. But I'm sure people who are working on academic UI research must have some standard definitions.

share|improve this question

3 Answers 3

up vote 2 down vote accepted

This may be of use - Open Source Gesture Library

share|improve this answer

Tailor your gestures to the platform you are using. Users are already familiar with the the gestures of the platform, so use the same in your specification.

iPhone and Android both have resources for their standard gestures.

And this guide might be a good place to start: http://www.lukew.com/ff/entry.asp?1071

share|improve this answer
    
I was emphasizing on a non-platform specific definition, because we're building a multi-platform solution and we're not developing standard gestures. It was more about using common names. –  znq Jun 7 '11 at 14:48

The Dan Saffer book "Designing Gestural Interfaces" is probably relevant.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.