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

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Swipe direction when designing for Right-To-Left languages?

Books printed for people that reads Right-To-Left (RTL) languages is bound for flipping pages opposite direction of LTR. What is todays common swipe direction when moving forward to next page/view, ...
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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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What is a good alternative to drop-down menus for site navigation on touch-screen/mobile devices?

We're in the process of redesigning our website, and one of the design goals is to make the site more mobile/tablet friendly. Our current site is very large, and the navigation is somewhat ...
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Large Touchscreen / Kiosk Hardware

A client has come to me wanting an interactive installation featuring a large (50"+) touch screen interface, one on a wall, and one built into a table. I've seen lots of touchscreen overlays on the ...
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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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Is it right to use desktop/laptop UX patterns for touch based devices?

I've noticed recently that we often use UI elements and UX patterns from desktop and laptop, which often stem from the primary input device being a mouse or physical keyboard. We then apply these to ...
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Is it safe to assume that all modern touch devices support motion sensory user input?

I would like to innovate the efficiency of space utilization on small screens by using 3 dimensional shift controlled by the tilt of the device to pull part of an icon grid toward the user so that all ...
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Simultaneous gestures on a touchscreen device?

Is there any existing research on dealing with simultaneous gestures on a touchscreen device? More specifically, the challenges and issues with allowing more than one person to interact with a ...
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Best practice for selecting multiple items in map view

I'm working on an app (touch input) in which it should be possible to select one or more items. Think about google maps: you search for 'restaurant' and a couple of restaurants are shown on the map, ...
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What is the optimum button size of touch screen applications?

There was a not so recent blog post about the ideal button size of touch screen control sizes (sorry there is no link, the website is now a spam trap) that was based on the study form the MIT touch ...
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Drill-down map with touch devices - how to substitute for hover

I'm building a map where mouse users can view details by hovering a region, and drill down to that region by clicking on it. e.g. hover Texas and see a map popup with data on population, size, ...
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Is using Page's section scrolling good for UX?

A designer is insisting on using this effect on a website like this http://alvarotrigo.com/fullPage/examples/normalScroll.html http://www.thepetedesign.com/demos/onepage_scroll_demo.html You must ...
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How to indicate data in a table is clickable on a touch device?

For users on a touch device, what is the convention for indicating each figure (cell) is clickable to a page with information on where the figure originated? On desktop it would be easy to have a ...
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Is there any evidence-based study proving (or disproving) that “click here” in touch interfaces could lead to confusion for the user? [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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Are touch-start and touch-end (i.e. Mouse-down and mouse-up for touch-screens) intuitive?

I'm contemplating using a touch-start gesture (i.e. Mouse-down for touch-screens) on the tablet version of my website. For what I am trying to do I need to differentiate between a click and a ...
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Alternative to Check Boxes on Mobile

What other options are there for a more usable intuitive multi-select on mobile?
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Color picker – indicator / selection marker

I have a color and brightness picker: It has been designed for touch interaction; you can scroll it horizontally. Now here's the thing: How do I design a good indicator for the currently selected ...
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Any studies comparing Inertia Motion vs Value Selection in form data?

The Scenario: We're developing this new app which uses a selection slider to select some value (in this case, weight). Now, coming dev time, the client wants this slider to have an inertia scroll ...
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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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Should Mobile-optimized sites allow Zooming?

Zooming is common on mobile because sites aren't designed for it; you need to zoom, generally, you don't want to zoom around. Mobile sites are supposed to not need any form of zooming, and often ...
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When to open the keypad by default?

To give an example - in stock Android when I click on New Contact, the focus(cursor) is on the Name field and one needs to tap on the field to open the keypad. VS In some Android devices, when I ...
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Touchable slider with two sliders - best practice

I'm looking for a userfriendly solution to change two values by only one slider. I have an upper and a lower threshold whereas each value is represented by a knob on the slider. As I'm dealing with ...
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How would replacing the spacebar with a track pad affect user experience upon typing?

Google have issued a patent aiming to replace the spacebar with a track pad sliding in its place. This would make room for smaller keyboards and smaller devices, but what does it do to user ...
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How do users learn about various gestures that are used on touch screens?

How does the user learn about various gesture in the interfaces? Does the ipad or android device have inbuilt gestural instructions when someone buys a new device? Does it demonstrate the gestures ...
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Touch screen wizard-style [closed]

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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Screen blanking password correspondence issue? [closed]

On an Android or other mobile device, why should the idle time that needs to pass before the screen goes blank have to correspond with the time a password is required to unlock the screen? For ...
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What is the reason behind the upper-case-lower-case behaviour of the Apple iOS keyboard?

On Windows and Android phones/tablets the case of the keypad letters alters when pressing SHIFT: But Apple seems to ignore this presumably useful feature. Does Apple really know it's better NOT 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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UI for displaying a QR code on a broken screen

Suppose a user wants to display a QR code on their screen, but either the screen is dirty, or cracked. I want to allow the user to have the option to split the QR code into sections so it can be ...
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“Fluid Touch” gesture menus on mobile applications

A few weeks ago, I read a blog post about a way to reduce clicks/touches when selecting items from expandable menus: The most common behavior is touching an icon to open some menu, and touch again on ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What are some alternatives to “hover” on touch-based devices?

Came up recently in a 37signals podcast: http://37signals.com/podcast#episode18 The straightforward, "brute-force" solution is to just use the first touch on a UI object as the hover. ...
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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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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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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 ...