an electronic visual display that can detect the presence and location of a touch within the display area

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Tracing on a touch screen: achieving fat finger friendliness

What could be done to improve the ability to trace the outline of items on a touch screen, without requiring the user to use a stylus or other additional physical tool? The 'fatness' of fingers ...
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Pan when dragging near edge of container

I am implementing a container view for a native mobile app that has draggable objects and also allows panning. To drag an object, the user presses and holds until it activates (by highlighting and ...
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Is “guessing” commonly implemented into mobile touch keyboards to avoid typos?

I've been contemplating the idea of increasing UX for mobile touch screen phone users by programming a keyboard to avoid typos when touches fall in-between keys by guessing the key that the user most ...
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How to let a user choose from a list of menu options

I have the following task: Design a website which offers menu options for a week, whereas on each day you basically have 2 options to choose from (Soup is always fixed): Soup Menu 1 Menu 2 Now I ...
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Mobile Drill Down using TableView

I need to build a search screen on a mobile phone, which has three options such as search by building, search by a department or search by a location. As soon as the user choses one of these options, ...
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Click or Touch for touchscreen interfaces [duplicate]

I have a mobile interface with a button and an auxiliary text saying something like "click here to complete the action". The problem is: The marketing team is not comfortable with removal of the ...
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Alternatives for preventing Accidental Touch Issues

Most of the mobile devices that are based on Android OS have buttons on the bottom edge of the device. These touch buttons have terrible UX issues. They are prone to accidental touch, thus resulting ...
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How to suggest sliding interaction on mobile app?

I'm helping a friend revamp a voting application. During vote creation we would like to let the user remove a proposition by sliding it to the left (rows 3 to 5 in the preview below). Update I ...
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Scrolling vs. Tapping on mobile

I'm designing a product detail page for tablet (mainly iPad). Given the limitation of screen size (although the new iPad is bigger now), there are content that's cutoff at the bottom. The requirement ...
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Are there any guidelines for desktop app design for a Windows Desktop Tablet?

I'm not talking of Metro or Windows Store app here. Those apps are pretty restricted in what they can access in Windows. What I mean is a regular desktop app that has no such restrictions--it can ...
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Research method for touch gesture design

So, I designed/suggested some gesture for some actions for my college project. The design I made is based on common touch gesture (by common, I mean gesture usual gesture like 'tap with one finger' to ...
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Comparing mouse + Keyboard vs Touch Screen Input Devices?

Is there any research that compares the User Experience of using the mentioned Input Devices ? Thanks Edit: Basically for my dissertation i'm planning on creating a usable interface for a voting ...
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Touch, select, or tap for screentouch devices?

What is the best equivalent of "select" or "click" on mouse-computer systems for screentouch devices out of touch, select, or tap?
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Alternatives to tooltips in tablets?

I understand this question has been discussed a couple of times on the site. However, it seems not to be getting the answer or inspiration I am looking for. BTW, my background is a programmer in case ...
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Better to use icons or text to present options on product listing

On my app, when a user taps an item, some icons (favorite, add to cart, more detail) pop out below giving them some additional features. Now my concern is that these icons can be difficult to ...
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Indicating list item is pressed

What would be the most conventional way in showing that an item has been pressed in the list below... that would fit into my current design?
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Split pane on mobile application, does bottom pane have to take up whole screen

I'm currently developing a UI for a tablet application (portrait view) The client asked us to split the application into two panes, where the left side is a preview pane, and the right side gives the ...
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Indicating object (of varying shape and size) is selected on a touch interface

What is the best way to indicate that an object (of varying shape and size) is currently selected in a touch interface such as the one below?
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After touch interaction, which location does user's eye most likely go to?

Say I have a list of courses on a mobile device (black square), and a user makes a touch interaction on said course (red circle), which of the following locations would their eye most likely go? I'm ...
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Indicate a sub-area inside a tappable area is NOT tappable

I have a tappable row (yellow with blue border in pic) which does action A. However inside this I could have input controls (checkbox, textbox, etc). I have wrapped this area in a non clickable view ...
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Touch-screen equivalent wording for 'scroll'?

When referring to 'scrolling' up/down a page it is intuitive to use the word 'scroll' on a traditional screen (non-touch), because of the mouse scroll wheel etc. Is it as user-friendly to refer to ...
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Why Android places the Back button on the left? [closed]

I find it extremely frustrating. Majority (about 90%) of all the smartphone users are right-handed. It seems to me that right-handed people would prefer to handle the phone with their right hand. I ...
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Do mobile and touch gestures impact bidirectional screen convention? Any UX research?

We know that users in bi-directional (bi-di) locales (speakers of Arabic and Hebrew) for example read/write text from right-to-left (RTL) and read/write numbers from left-to-right. hence we have bi-di ...
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Can I use the same touch gesture to navigate between screens and to interact with content on screen?

I have a situation where I don't really know if there is a possibility that the user experience can get sloppy. Its specifically for an iPhone app if it matters. Basically, I have two views, a list ...
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Must the buttons of a touch interface be round because of the shape of a finger?

On a touch device (tablet or smartphone for example), is it valid to say that the buttons must be round, because the end of my finger is round? More specifically, will the user understand more easily ...
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Where would you place scroll indicator buttons? Left or right of content?

I was wondering if there were any A/B tests carried out for where scroll indicator buttons should be placed. See for example Acquia.com, they have up and down scroll buttons placed, which is good for ...
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Swipe gesture vs prev/next buttons

Let's say you are navigating through an image carousel and you're on a touch device. Which navigation method do you prefer: prev/next buttons or swipe-left/right gesture? I'm trying to convince my ...
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How to indicate that specific sections of a page can be swiped

There are a lot of mobile UI design patterns that support swiping, and these are designed based on interaction and animation that indicate the behaviour. Examples include the 'swipe/pull down to ...
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Horizontal swipe alternative for websites

Many native apps these days are meant to be used with a horizontal swipe across the entire screen. At my company now, the idea of having our web apps styled in this manner are being thrown around a ...
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Visual feedback of “no new data” after pull-to-refresh

I really like pull-to-refresh as a way to force an update of a reverse-chronological list. However I've noticed a somewhat awkward pattern in my own use of pull-to-refresh, and I assume I'm not the ...
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Touch screen wizard-style

I need to design a simple wizard or a navigation solution that will enable users to select a number of parameters for a task or drill they want to activate on a interactive touch screen kiosk. So lets ...
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What to call the specific pinch gesture

Pinch is used to refer to the thumb and index finger either coming together or moving apart. Therefore, just to refer to it as pinch isn't exactly accurate because I need to refer to the exact ...
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What's the best way to select multiple objects in a multi-touch workspace?

In iOS apps such as Keynote or GarageBand, the user selects multiple objects from the workspace by holding on the first item and then tapping others to toggle their selection state. What are some ...
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Data on hybrid and touch screen laptop sales

I'm researching touch screen design for a presentation to our UX team, and I originally wanted to focus it around tablets and mobile devices. But as I work, I'm realizing I definitely want to include ...
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Documentation - do we “Click”, “Push”, “Press” or “Select” a button on a touch-screen interface

I'm writing some documentation for a web-based application that will run on Android tablets at the factory at which I am employed. I am having trouble wording the steps where the users must interact ...
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How to display selected filters after closing the filtering panel?

Context: a touchscreen monitor in which the user can choose which business lines or activities can be displayed in a State. After selecting some of the filters in the box on the left, the user ...
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Where should the «clear» would work on one or multiple drop-down list on a row?

Allowing a clear button to appear when the user begins typing characters in regular input is very welcome for the touchscreen enable app I'm building. The challenge is to "reset[ear](The clear button ...
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Touchscreen devices: why did the stylus fall out of favor?

It seems to me that devices (such as navigation systems) that use a stylus for touchscreen interaction have become out of of favor. Instead most new devices are intended (i. e. larger buttons etc.) to ...
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Margin in the mobile web site

I'm working on a survey web site, which I already have a responsive design. Survey questions are sometimes array type, that options are columns, and questions are rows. As you can see in the image ...
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Input controls within the bounds of a tappable tile

I have tappable tiles that navigate off to a different page in an app. Within the bounds of these tiles I have input controls. Interacting with these input controls should have no effect on the ...
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Research/Data on mobile interactions vs. desktop forms?

I'm trying to find some usability studies or even anecdotal commentary on the difference in user preferences of interacting with a select list UI on the desktop vs. mobile. Traditionally, on the ...
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How can I show popovers on a mobile browser layout?

What is the recommended way to share information pertinent to describing a button on a touch-based mobile browser layout? For desktop browsers the way to solve this is to use popovers that display a ...
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Does A Slider Control UI Element Like This Exist — The Joystick Slider?

A standard slider, such as an html5 <input type ="range"/> or its many javascript-enhanced brethren, works by providing a handle that you slide between two endpoints, typically with your mouse ...
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Has there been any studies done on when it's useful to have a touchscreen?

Are there any guidelines as to when it's useful to have a touchscreen interface? My first experience was with my smartphone and I thought the touchscreen was great and a huge improvement on usability. ...
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Good touch-based equivalent to the hover tools pattern?

When you have a long lists of items and you want to let the user interact with one of the items contextually - a common solution is to use the hover-tools pattern in a desktop browser environment. The ...
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tooltips on touch

Is there a way to do tooltips on a button in touch devices? On a large screen, if I have a button and some additional content on what that button does, I would use a tooltip. Suppose am doing ...
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Should the same sound be played for a valid and invalid touch?

I have a GPS device with a solely touch interface. From the beginning, I noticed I was having a hard time using it and I eventually realized why. Whenever the UI asks me to write something (like a ...
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Is there such thing as “touchscreen-friendly” user interface?

My understanding about touchscreen-friendly is that the controls are not too small so that they can be tapped by the finger. Are there "touchscreen-friendly" user interface standards? Or is there even ...
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Touchscreens in car consoles

Last week this video about a new interface for touchscreens in cars popped up and created a reasonable buzz, maybe you've seen it already. I just got to watching it and it got me thinking about the ...
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Web Standard for minimum size of touch icons

Regarding menu icons on mobile devices, are there any official web accessibility standards for the minimum size/area of touch?