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ACM Digital Library (dl.acm.org) is really helpful when doing focused literature review. For more general research you can access Google Scholar search engine. I also recommend a great tool called Mendeley, that keeps track of your research and uploads all your material to the cloud (also generates the citations...) There are a number of papers on ...


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I don't think you can rely on it and should always check if the hardware is present. My best estimate would be that this is, in most cases, true, albeit the devices that are "smart" and powerful enough to run said application. That being said, have you considered the usability part of such an idea, like, how can they discover this gesture? Will they have to ...


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It is never really safe to assume anything along these lines. No not all touch devices in the past 5 years will have gyroscopic technology (the feature that registers tilt). I have had quite a few lower end cell phones with touch input but no gyroscope (or other related features like accelerometer). Even if the device did have a gyroscope maybe it will be ...


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What kind of risks or concerns should I know about? When I completed my first kiosk project I neglected to think about the uptime requirements and the boot process. Specifically: what hours will the kiosk run? who will start/stop the kiosk? what happens if the power goes out? It is critical to pick a platform that you can write an automated boot ...


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I've seen apps include an affordance for sliding UI by using animations. When the page loads, some or all of the slideable elements move off-screen, maybe by 10% of the screen width, revealing underneath an indication of the action that sliding will achieve, before snapping back into place. If it is subtle and quick, it should not be too annoying that it ...


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Touchscreens offer almost infinite possibilities for variable user interfaces, but tactile buttons offer accuracy, speed, motor memory and safer operation in a moving vehicle. There seems to be a an almost stalemate between the desire to offer a flexible UI and the need for physical buttons in a moving vehicle. But there may be a solution... Why not offer ...



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