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I think the way gmail handles swiping to delete is perfect: Three pieces of this interaction are key: 1. There's a clear indication that the user's swiping action means deleting. This is shown with the trash icon during the swiping motion. 2. There's clear feedback after the swipe that something was deleted. The deleted item is clearly marked with a "...


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In a word, no. There is no consensus on swipe actions in apps. To illustrate the lack of consensus, here's a quick list of some applications of swipe actions: (When I say "swipe right", I mean swiping from left to right.) Google Android notifications: both left and right for dismissing Android recents: both left and right for dismissing Android wear: ...


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Google has something that might help you a lot. You can find the default and accepted general swipe gestures on mobile applications on the following link: Gestures Patterns by Google Users are really familiar with this kind of gestures and their actions.


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I agree with Splatz that gestures have no affordance, unless gestures that are widely accepted already by the general public. Companies such as Apple has created some standards and have advertised those standards to customers. So I think you can safely use those well-recognized gestures, but not on core functions and definitely try not be creative on this. ...


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All the gestures are hidden from the user until they either are taught them or accidentally discover them. Gestures have no affordance. Obviously it does not help if app developers don't follow platform conventions. Onboarding techniques and TV advertising (I am thinking Apple here) can help with education. From a design perspective gestures should only be ...



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