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

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How to deal with very small droppable area in touch devices?

I'm working on a product customizer in which the user can drop a material directly to parts of the product. The problem is that some parts of the image are very small. How can I solve the problem ...
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Is spacing between touch targets an unnecessary recommendation by Microsoft?

A recent Microsoft IE10 blogpost gave general guidelines for building touch friendly sites suggesting two rules for touch targets: Target size Margin between targets Apple's iOS guidance only ...
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Indeterminate state for toggle buttons?

I'm working on a tablet based application where an agent would be going through and answering a series of yes/no questions. This is running on Windows 7 and naturally the standard windows controls ...
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Hide controls on a touch enabled device and only show them if someone uses a mouse?

We're building a responsive web site and we're having a discussion about how to display controls on a map. The theory is that people with touch-enabled devices do not need to see zoom sliders because ...
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Using a virtual joystick for a game?

Many games for touchscreen mobile devices use virtual joysticks for movement. This has many issues: You can't see/feel where the joystick is pointing when you are using it. You can't feel where the ...
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Accessibility for touch screen devices (e.g. iPad, iPhone)

By touch screen, I mean things like the iPhone and iPad. How are touch screen devices being made accessible? Are there any development guidelines that should be adhered to? Could a blind person ...
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Multimodal interfaces - best practices

What are best practices in using multimodal interface approaches, e.g. combination of haptic interfaces, voice commands, gestures?
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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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Suitable alternative to trackbar control

I use a track bar control in two different places in an touch-screen application I have. The first to record a specific amount of Data. (lets say 260 samples) the second to record an unlimited amount ...
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Drag n drop on touch devices

I notice that touch apps rarely make use of the "drag n drop" (dnd) idiom, and instead dragging is almost always used for scrolling. Is there a reason for this? Is it confusing or "wrong" to use dnd ...
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What is the purpose and origin of in-page navigation

Attached is an in-page navigation example, user expectations are managed by a visual glimpse into the page structure at the side to the right edge of the viewport. Users can jump to different in-page ...
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Should touch-screen simple informational dialogs have an OK button?

I am developing an android application which has quite a few dialogs that just contain text and an 'OK' button. Pressing the 'OK' button loses the dialog, as does pressing the 'back' button on the ...
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How to best enter long digits on a small touch device without using keyboard input

my current task is to create an user interface for a mobile strategy game. stuff can be transported from point a to point b. the user can select an amount of stuff between 1 and 1.000.000. it is ...
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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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Time (duration) entry in webapp - pros/cons of various designs

In designing a way to enter time durations in a website, there are various proposals below. What are the pros/cons from a UX standpoint for both mouse & touch uses. Yellow boxes show input ...
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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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Accordion Menu or Static Menu Options for Touch Screen optimization

I'm in the process of redesigning dialog menus for our application. The biggest reason is to make the application touch friendly. But these menus will be used in both touch and mouse environments. ...
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Standards, guidelines or usability research for touch laptops?

From what I've read about CES it seems like a big upcoming trend in hardware is touch enabled laptops. And of course Microsoft's Surface device is sort of a touch enabled laptop. This is a whole new ...
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Placement of Buttons in Touch Screen Scenario

I am working on a Mobile Application primarily for Android Platform. The Application will have a lot of screens which will take user input and we need to have a save and cancel button for them. ...
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Should the user be able to press disabled buttons on a touch screen?

I'm designing a touchscreen app and there are certain scenarios when the server cannot be reached, a printer is disabled, etc. that will disable a button (like the print button). My question is: if ...
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Multitouch gesture Interaction: Beyond the pinches and swipes.

A mixed bag of interaction and expectation... You are using the photo app on the iP(hone/od/ad) you know there are a few familiar gestures to interact. Tap to select an image. Swipe left or right ...
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What are some articles talking about best practices and trends for mobile touch screen design? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are there any good resources about designing touch screen interfaces? Can someone direct me to either an article (e.g. Forrester) or texts that talk about touch screen ...
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Another way of doing multi-select on mobile other than check boxes?

I saw a similar question asked but it wasn't exactly the same. On mobile check boxes feel rather fiddly and to be fair on my search around the web I haven't seen checkboxes commonly used on mobile ...
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Best ways to replace the combobox selection (aka single select) for touch interfaces.

The combobox has two benefits: a) fits in limited realestate and b) signals single selection to the user. What are the best alternatives for touch screens which minimize interacts? Combobox demands ...
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Should an iPhone application scroll to the top of a table when resorting

My application has a table view with a segmented control in a navigation bar. When the users taps a segment in the segmented control, the application fades the table into it's newly sorted state. The ...
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Horizontal Scrollable List or Spinner, in smartphones

I have a screen (Android Smartphone) where the user has to make a choice from 2 dropdowns / spinners, second dropdowns' options are dependent on first dropdown's choice. The number of items in each ...
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How to add products in this point-of-sale system?

I was wondering which is the best way to choose products from a desktop Point-of-Sale (POS) application using a touch screen. Method 1 This application has categories at right top buttons and ...
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Are there applications or methods for comfortable coding on touch screen devices? [closed]

Coding usually involves a lot of typing, but on touch screen devices too much typing is quite tedious. Some of that typing could be replaced by autocompletion or autogeneration of code and therefore ...
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What's the appropriate scrolling deceleration behavior?

I am implementing a list view on a touch screen. I want to implement iPhone-like behavior, where you can scroll through the list by dragging any part of the list with your finger. The hard part is ...
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Initializing gesture from continuous input (computer vision multitouch “click”)

I asked a similar question awhile back, but not exactly the same. I have some multitouch hardware (Microsoft Kinect) that tracks the user in realtime. What is the best technique for initiating a ...
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Touch screen device (in particular Android) version of a tag cloud

Is a tag cloud acceptable on a touch screen device? The nature of a tag cloud is that you have small links and large links all positioned in close proximity to each other. This can cause issues with ...
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Forcing the user to view the entire disclosure before continuing on a kiosk

For a KIOSK application, the user is required to view the entire disclosure before they are allowed to continue. This is a legal requirement, the legal team also turned down an 'I agree' checkbox. We ...
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Symbol for long touch button?

Long touch has become a common input action on touch devices. Does anyone know of any sign or symbol that means "this only responds to long touch?" On all the long touch uses I've seen you have to ...
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How to represent touch gestures in interactive prototypes for Multi-touch apps (Android / IOS)

I have always wondered that, How can we represent/show multi-touch gestures like swipe, pinch etc in mockups / interactive prototypes. For example, I'm currently prototyping in Axure for an Android ...
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So how big is the mouse pointer?

In the research of creating a design standard for touch applications, the size of the average finger pad comes up as an important figure (1cm x 1cm) But what about the interaction method we have been ...
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Are Ribbons touch screen friendly?

All over the web, I read that Ribbons are touch screen friendly, that they are made for touch etc. But I never got a real explanation why the Ribbon is as touch friendly as people say. The icons are ...
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What's the term for imprecision in mouse and touchscreen clicking?

I've noticed in some tasks that require very fine precision with the mouse, that the act of physically clicking the button is sometimes enough to move the mouse. In an extreme case, I watched an ...
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iPhone (or Touch UI in general) version of limited multi-select?

I have a need to allow a user to select x of n from a list of elements. The specific example is 9 elements out of perhaps 20. This would be in the context of a settings context (rather than a form ...
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Does touch based mobile phone browsers support multi selection of list?

On desktop based browser application there are elements which allow us to do a multi selection, like below: Multi Select Is there support for this on touch-based phones? How do these kind of ...
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touchscreen navigation

Im looking at methods for displaying navigation on a 17" screen touchscreen kiosk. The primary navigation would be for shopping and be quite complex, ie goes down quite a few levels. Could anyone ...
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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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How can I teach the user a new gesture?

Our team is building a tool that requires a specific gesture on touch-based devices. How can we teach the user this gesture?
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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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Solution when I need small links on mobile optimised site for touch screen devices?

Im designing a mobile optimised site and I have a space issue. I need to have a bar graph showing availability by month. If I have this laid out horizontally as in my image I think its clear on a ...
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Best range of swipe angles

I have a list that can be scrolled vertically, the entries of which are removed by swiping horizontally. I've found that limiting the left/right swiping to strictly horizontal makes it hard to ...
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Relationship between anthropomorphism and NUI?

Is there any relevancy or relationship between anthropomorphism and natural user interfaces, in particular with multi-touch surface interfaces? Since the idea of anthropomorphism gives a connotation ...
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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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Should I resume a scroll view to last viewed location or last intended location?

As with many apps, I have a scroll view for data. This data can be scrolled normally, and as with almost all scroll views like this, it has the ability for inertia scrolling — to keep scrolling once a ...
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Paperprototyping a swipe function

I am making my first paper prototypes for a touchscreen interface. In a list view, a single bar in the list has three possible interactions, swipe left swipe right, or tap. Swiping left will reveal a ...
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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?