Due to the success of iPhone, touch user interface has been a hot issue of industrial and academic fields. Many people are newly joining this interesting topic, but it's quite difficult for them to find overview/tutorial resources for starters. Exactly speaking, those kinds of information exist but scattered over the Internet.
So, in this post, I collect and list resources that are helpful to gain overview of touch user interface.
- Case history: Touching the future: Let’s warm up first. This magazine article briefs the past, present, and future of touch screen user interfaces.
- Bill Buxton: I recommend his three articles before your touch UI study.
- See also Ken Hinckley’s Input Technologies and Techniques
- Wikipedia article about touch user interface: definitions are always important. Also, it is worth while to read articles on haptics, organic user interfaces, and tangible user interface that are closely related interaction methods of touch UI.
- A New Era for High Precision Touchscreens in "Advances in human-computer interaction" : This is a single chapter of very old book “Advances in Human-Computer Interaction”, but contains fundamentals of touch screen interfaces - from hardware to software and user interface.
- Wikipedia article on touch screens and Technology Review: Point of Sale and Self Service Kiosk Touch Screens: Touch screens are main hardware systems of touch user interfaces. Those two articles summarize various touch screen technologies.
- A Survey of Mainstream and Emerging Touch Technologies : Geoff Walker is a touch screen expert who is currently a product marketing manager at NextWindow. This presentation illustrates almost all conventional and new touch screen technologies around the world.
- Designing Gestural Interfaces: Touchscreens and Interactive Devices : The book deals with gestural interaction that encompasses touch user interfaces, 3D gesture interaction, and bare-hand interaction. It contains many real life and conceptual examples of gestural user interfaces. I bought it and love it.
* This post is partially motivated by an email question from a Ph. D. candidate student who wanted to have survey articles about multi touch technologies.