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

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Hover state on mobile: Does this sync interaction design on the web and mobile?

I read this news article a while back about apple patenting a touch screen technology that would allow for a hover state. Ever since I have been thinking a lot about how that might effect the mobile ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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iPad tap to edit text: how intuitive is this / how can I make it clear to users?

I am building the following iPad UI, and it includes a "tap-to-edit" feature: I personally like this type of UX - I like UIs where a user can interact directly with a document. However, I'm ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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?
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Is it ever a good idea to present a radio-button menu without outlining prior selection?

I'm puzzled by the UX additions in the latest default Camera app in Android 4.2. The whole menu with all camera options (other than zoom) is made as a circle. You activate this circle menu by ...
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Is touchscreen device more personal and intimate?

I've this personal opinion and I'm trying to validate it: I think that user feel touchscreen device such as iPhone and iPad more personal and intimate because they physically touch the device, unlike ...
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What kind of feedback is appropriate for a two-finger drag gesture?

In a mobile app, I have a two-finger drag gesture as an advanced feature. I already know about the discoverability problems with multi-touch gestures, and this question is not about that aspect. The ...
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No scrollbars for scrollable controls on iPad & iPhone

When an element contains overflowing content, there is nothing that tells the user they can scroll to see more. They have to know to try the 2 finger swipe to see if anything moves. ...
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What do you call that interfacing zone?

What would you call the surface of contact which can activate an element when it passes over it. For example, the area that's covered is different whether you use a stylus, a finger or a mouse. In ...
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How to avoid hiding the region of interest with the finger?

Let's say you have an element, for example a pair of glasses, that you want to put over an existing element on the canvas, a face. This needs to be done with precision. (In this example I could cheat ...
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inspiration for thin interfaces

I've recently seen great talk by Aza Raskin - Don't make me Click. It's in the sense of "Best UI is no UI". Are there any other articles/videos like this one? I'd like to read/watch something further ...
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Is touch the ultimate device?

Apple has fallen in love with it, all the smartphone-vendors use it, Microsoft is aiming for it with Windows 8. But is touch the ultimate device? Some people will probably answer this question with ...
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Touchscreen interface for menu and dropdown menu ease of use

I'm doing webpage design using Twitter Bootstrap's dropdown menu. Problem: Suppose I have a horizontal menu as shown in the Twitter Bootstrap documentation. That menu bar that list pages I want to ...
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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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Where should the «clear» button should be in a popover with multiple-choice drop-down list?

In a popover for a touch interface, I have to include a drop-down list where the user will find more than 500 multiple choices to select from. What would be the ideal position (and microcopy) of a ...
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Displaying constantly updating graphs (on a big LCD display) that can support basic interaction

We've developed a web-based database and reporting solution for a factory (let's assume they manufacture widgets). They capture data routinely every hour as and when their widgets are completed. ...
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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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Pan/zoom/select in multitouch

I'm currently working on creating a tablet-compatible version of an application. First off, I know that the worst thing to do is to try and shoe-horn in a bad implementation of multi-touch into an ...
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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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Pinch-to-zoom and visual feedback with a live video stream

I'm currently developing a tablet application aiming to act as a remote control for a security camera, showing a video live stream from the camera as well as some buttons. Besides typical commands ...
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How can the Stack Exchange app indicate that code blocks are tappable?

In case you're unaware, there's now an official Stack Exchange Android app. With it comes some new behaviour for code blocks: you can tap them to pop them out and view them in a sorta-full screen ...