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Based on a quick Google search, the major players are still using the word "scroll" in conjunction with touch screens. Apple - "navigating your Mac using your fingers to tap, scroll, pinch and swipe feels perfectly natural." Microsoft - "How to do it: swipe your finger across the screen. What it does: scrolls through what's on the screen." And so on. I ...
The reason is quite simply (contrary to your experience) that it's proven easier to reach the bottom left corner if you hold the device with your right hand rather than the bottom right corner.
I think you can find clarity by asking yourself this question: Am I referring to what's happening to the content on the screen or to what the user does to cause that response? If you refer to the user's gesture/action, then swipe or flick is appropriate, but if you refer to the content, then scroll is probably a better choice.
Very cool question. You're right, left or right handed individuals would expect to see different factors to gesturing. I think it would be more of an preference based on the end-user. I usually use both my hands to operate or gesture on a mobile device while it's in portrait. Kinda weird, but that's my preference... when it works :P. In landscape, totally ...
If they are touching a different area I suspect you can use the same gesture for both. As to the question of if this will confuse the users, I would say it depends on how its set up. Carousels are often interacted with in the left / right manner because they re-enforce with graphics the mental model of having to go left / right in a stack of images. Going ...
The fact that you want to use a "tutorial" to explain the gestures, which could provoke a "wrong" behaviour, if made on the carousel, seems to me to be a design smell. I agree, lots of users know the "swipe-to-get-back" gesture, but I think you should still provide a back link. Have a look the the iOs mail app. They provide the gesture and a button too. The ...
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