Questions tagged [touch-screen]

an electronic visual display that can detect the presence and location of a touch within the display area

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Recent standard for best touch-screen technology ? (big screen for Ticket Vending Machine)

We need to order new Ticket Vending Machine models (for train tickets). We know from our research that our customers complained a lot about the quality the touch screens of our current models (e.g. ...
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Which numeric keypad layout (PC or register) should be used for a touch panel?

We lately had a usability test for a self-service payment machine. It's very similar to the e-banking process. The whole banking process is over a touchscreen until they enter the debit card. The ...
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Options for manual camera controls on a phone app

I am making an advanced camera app for Android. Right now, I have come up with 2 ideas for implementing 3 manual controls (focus distance, sensor sensitivity, and exposure time) on a touch screen: ...
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what is the ideal buttons size for both ios and andriod [duplicate]

I have designed a mobile application, but I want to know what is the best size for the buttons for both (ios and andriod) so that I do not encounter problems with the operating system and user ...
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Effective ways to overlay a “close” button on a full screen application shown via iframe when you have no idea of app's layout?

I am creating a web-based interface to a number of internal web applications. They are all embedded in an iframe for access. At times I need to allow the iframe to go full screen to give an ...
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Allow user to manipulate objects in 3d space using touch screen

Our app Iyan 3d, lets user to create 3d animation using their Touchscreen Mobile devices. We are targeting the casual market so we are trying to find the easiest way to allow users manipulate ...
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Examples of good user experience design for virtual joystick in mobile or touchscreen games?

Many games for touchscreen mobile devices use virtual joysticks for movement. This has many issues: You can't see/feel where the joystick is pointing when you are using it. You can't feel where the '...
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Soft input panel for 480x320 LCD screen

I'm working on a Qt-based C++ project. The project includes a 480x320 TFT LCD screen for display. The screen is also capacitive and used for touch-based input. The screen is about the size of a credit ...
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Button reaction depending on the x-coordinate

I need to show some boring tables (some dates, some number and some text; no images) with a lot of boring details. Imagine your bank statement. On mobile, I'll have to use multiple lines for each ...
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What is the optimum button size of touch screen applications?

There was a not so recent blog post about the ideal button size of touch screen control sizes (sorry there is no link, the website is now a spam trap) that was based on the study form the MIT touch ...
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Best practice for selecting multiple items in map view

I'm working on an app (touch input) in which it should be possible to select one or more items. Think about google maps: you search for 'restaurant' and a couple of restaurants are shown on the map, ...
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Feedback that maximum value is reached with keypad

I have a numerical edit page on a small touchscreen. There's a display field that displays the current value, a keypad, and increase and decrease buttons. Right now, if the user is using the keypad ...
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Recommended minimum dimensions for touch areas for use with winter gloves

Are there any guidelines, recommondations or research about using touch screens with winter gloves? I'm aware of the normal recommended defaults (44pt according to Apple's HIG, 48pt in Material Design)...
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What is a user-friendly approach to exiting a preview screen?

I have a mobile Android application that allows users to specify through a form the layout of elements displayed to the screen. The user can also preview the customized layout in full-screen. However, ...
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What to call the specific pinch gesture

Pinch is used to refer to the thumb and index finger either coming together or moving apart. Therefore, just to refer to it as pinch isn't exactly accurate because I need to refer to the exact ...
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MultiTouch TouchPad versus Mouse - which is more powerful? [closed]

There are old questions here from the 2012 era before MultiTouch became popular in both TouchScreens and TouchPads. Users tend to forget that using more than one finger is where the power comes in. ...
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What is recommended spacing between controls for a fat finger friendly interface?

I have tried searching anything related to fat finger friendly sized controls and spacing between. I could only find that it is a common rule to make controls at least 44 pixels big (from what I ...
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How to know which model fits best among Fitts', Walford's and Shannon Model for given data

How to identify on the basis of regression graph(R^2) that which model is better among Fitts', Walford's and Shannon Model. We have given a task, which we executed using the tapping application and ...
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Best [Insert row / Remove row] user action for table on touch screen

I have to code a widget displaying a table on a touch screen and I'm wondering what is commonly used to do so? I thought about holding click down between two rows to insert and holding click down on a ...
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Is there a standard gesture for resetting scale on a pinch-zoom canvas?

I've got an android app with a view of a diagram that can be dragged, rotated and scaled using pinch zoom and other similar gestures. Often times I find that I want to reset back to a canonical view ...
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Do *ALL* mobile/touch browsers have “invisible” scrollbars in scrollable areas?

Usually in browsers in touch devices, in scrollable areas, a scrollbar only appears when a user touches it and starts scrolling by moving their finger (in some it never appears at all). Is this ...
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Refine usability and experience in repetitive mandatory task

We have a requirement for an app in which the user needs to visualize a document, sign it and visualize it again with the signature on it. The problem comes when the process generates multiple ...
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Comparing mouse + Keyboard vs Touch Screen Input Devices?

Is there any research that compares the User Experience of using the mentioned Input Devices ? Thanks Edit: Basically for my dissertation i'm planning on creating a usable interface for a voting ...
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Swipe to refresh leaderboard

Our mobile game has a leaderboard widget with names and scores: This is a scrollable list with 50 to 100 elements in it, sorted by score. One entry is for the current user, others are for his ...
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What size of a button can a reasonably fat finger comfortably click?

Say my button is square shaped, in a website, and I don't want to cause inconvenience for users with big fingers (and also older people and those who forgot their glasses and aren't precise at hitting ...
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Best Place for a Back Button on a 7" Tablet Menu

I'm currently building the interface of an Android Tablet digital restaurant menu. The user is going to be able to navigate between categories and dishes lists and navigate back as well. I'm finding ...
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How to indicate that specific sections of a page can be swiped

There are a lot of mobile UI design patterns that support swiping, and these are designed based on interaction and animation that indicate the behaviour. Examples include the 'swipe/pull down to ...
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Is there any UX study that explains and (dis?)proves the benefits of the Touch Bar on new MacBook Pros?

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 ...
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Does touch based mobile phone browsers support multi selection of list?

On desktop based browser application there are elements which allow us to do a multi selection, like below: Multi Select Is there support for this on touch-based phones? How do these kind of ...
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Moving through timeline

I need to show a series of controls for a timeline bar in touch-screen application. The User will select particular time-frames on a timeline by moving controls at the start and at the end of the time-...
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MOBILE VIEW: additional info in horizontal scroll vs. modal vs. accordion

I am working on the mobile view of a website with profiles on it. On those profiles there are a lot of categories/groups filled with tags and other information. In order to keep the page clean and the ...
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What's Apple's term for horizontal “swipeable bar”?

I'm looking for the term of the UI element Apple is using pretty often lately. On iPads you can see them on the top of windows to symbolize that the user can drag this. On the iPhone X it replaced the ...
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Visibility of touch buttons?

At my workplace, I have a monitor of reputed company with touch buttons with back-light which aren't visible unless the monitor is switched on. This includes the power button. Occasionally, I spend ...
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Optimum distance between fields (Textboxes etc) on mobile touch screens

What should be the optimal distance between fields such as Text boxes in mobile touch screens? In order to avoid wrongly touching other fields. download bmml source – Wireframes created with ...
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Alternatives to tooltips in tablets?

I understand this question has been discussed a couple of times on the site. However, it seems not to be getting the answer or inspiration I am looking for. BTW, my background is a programmer in case ...
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Indeterminate state for toggle buttons?

I'm working on a tablet based application where an agent would be going through and answering a series of yes/no questions. This is running on Windows 7 and naturally the standard windows controls ...
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Acceptable to use Google's material design forms on touch screens?

Google's material design champions the use of text fields that imitate ruled lines on a piece of paper. This is a pattern that seems acceptable to me when using a mouse because of the precision that ...
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Hover over web images for additional details best practices

I know that a discussion was already made on various places whether it is good to use hover on images on the web or in mobile apps. With the rise in mobile use where touch is prevalent do you think ...
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Deletion and Editing by Long Press

I am thinking of having the user long press any item on my iOS and Android apps in order to edit or delete it. Is that ok to do? Please see below. Will it work well? Thanks.
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Unfocused inputs in a touch screen interface

On a touch screen cash register, the user has an always visible onscreen touch pad to enter currency amounts. In some cases the register may show more than two fields, but here is a screen shot of ...
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Has any auto manufacturer tried to justify touchscreens, or commented on their safety?

I read this review and realized it’s not just most UX designers who think touch screens in cars are a bad idea (they are skewered pretty bad here): https://arstechnica.com/cars/2017/09/range-rover-...
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What should be the duration of a simple tap event (not long press) in a mobile app?

We are building a mobile app that does not use any long press interactions in its UI. However, we observed some users tapping longer than expected when trying to open the menu. As they tapped too long ...
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Optimal interaction with dial (knob) button taking discrete values for use on touch device

What would be an intuitive way for users to interact with a dial button of 2" of diameter on a touch device taking discrete values from 1.0 to 8.0? The dial is a representation of a real one featured ...
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How to prevent accidental button press?

We have an app that logs tasks of workers and they're able to indicate the start / stop of the task by clicking "Start" or "Stop" (like a in a stop timer). This "start / stop" time must be accurate (...
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How to best do contextual help in Web forms for Touch devices?

I've got a Web form that contains contextual help where necessary. There is a small 'help'-icon next to some fields and if an user hovers it with his cursor, a little tooltip fades in. These ...
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Support of keyboard in application designed primarily for tablets

I design application for Windows tablet (touch interactions). The application can be also installed on a desktop or laptop. I need to decide if we should support keyboard as input. The flow in the ...
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Virtual (touch area size) vs optical element size

I've been trying to improve form inputs in one of my clients app, and I ended with interesting conclusion. I'd like to ask you about opinion on this topic. Problem is: I have small input fields (...
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What is the difference between “sliding” and “swiping”?

What, if any, is the difference between the motion of sliding and swiping? For example you may adjust the volume control by sliding the indicator, but to unlock your phone I think most people refer to ...
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Long press action clue/indicator

On a desktop and touch devices, I'd like to know is there is a way to tell the user that some control could be clicked (one action) and long pressed (another action)? Real-world example: We have ...
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How to indicate data in a table is clickable on a touch device?

For users on a touch device, what is the convention for indicating each figure (cell) is clickable to a page with information on where the figure originated? On desktop it would be easy to have a ...

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