I am a programmer, UX designer, and love the semi-structured approach the touch bar has offered to user interfaces, especially when contrasted to the "anything goes, your finger is a mouse" design feel that occurs on the MSFT surface.
I'm looking for any professional research that would confirm (or dispute) my current observations:
I use the mouse less often (shortcuts are in the touch bar, and a tap or swipe is better than remembering shortcut keys, or endless menus. )
I discover features I didn't know were possible (Apple remote desktop has easy controls for switching between monitors)
To the common consumer, F1 through F12 doesn't have a consistent meaning. The touch bar allows for intuitive usage.
Although I subjectively like no longer having fingerprints on my LCD screen (compared to the Surface), I would like to have a bit more data to base my gut feeling on.
- Does any UX research exist with the Touchbar that supports or disputes the above claims?