New answers tagged gestures
I'm a left hander, and in my opinion the direction of swiping is dictated by text flow, rather than which hand I use. What's more important, is that the most buttons placed conveniently for right handers are difficult to reach with the other hand. Also, I often find that my thumb is covering some content, especially on lists.
Some desktop applications do take left/right handedness into account, for example games often use the WASD keys for directional movement, but also have IJKL set up by default. Equally some applications don't take it into account. When I broke my right wrist and had to hold the mouse with my left hand, I soon realised how the keyboard shortcuts for a lot of ...
I did a search on Google Scholar and found a paper in which the authors develop a user-defined gesture set to use on mobile device. Resulting gesture set is motion based (OP was probably looking for touch based gestures) but it is more intuitive to the test users as they have defined it themselves. Modern smartphones contain sophisticated sensors to ...
I would advice you to read Apple's HIG on the topic.
Here are some of the most common ones I have seen in a variety of style guides and documentation. If you want to see if users are familiar with them you could set up a mechanical turk and ask them to guess what they would think the following features might mean on a device. Or if its a new gesture or a gesture they are already aware of. via uxmag.com ...
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