Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Activity Zones for Touchscreens - Touch Usability

Dan Saffer has made some nice illustrations of "activity zones" on touchscreen phones and tablets, based on which areas are easiest to reach given normal ways of holding the devices. Put frequent actions in the "easy" zones and infrequent or dangerous ones in the "reach" zones.

See his post for the rest of the drawings: Activity Zones for Touchscreen Tablets and Phones (Kicker Studio).

For some research that validates this idea of zones, I'd recommend the publications from Amy Karlson of Microsoft Research. She has done a lot of research on one-handed thumb use of mobile phones in particular.

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Apple is looking to improve multi-touch with “hover sensing” on iPhones and iPads » Unwired View

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Improv Electronics shows off color-changing iPod touch cases, details upcoming Boogie Board 'Recorder' -- Engadget

Deconstructing the NUI: Microsoft Surface 2.0 Data Visualization Controls by InfoStrat

The Microsoft Surface 2.0 Experience

TRENDBIRD (What's Next Big Thing ?) :: Futuristic "Flexible Mobile" Device Concept

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With the latest technologies opening new horizons in the consumer electronic market, futuristic gadgets promise better looks and user interfaces to enhance the experience of the user.

Conceived by American designer Andrew Namminga based in Orange County, California, the “Flexible Mobile” is a conceptual mobile device that utilizes emerging technology to be created around a soft surface, ideally a fabric and or mesh, which would house the main components and mount the screen.

Featuring the touch sensitive, flexible screen to allow the device fold out and become a tablet, the new mobile device also utilizes the outside screen to display the graphic treatment/background, picked by the user, to allow quick and easy customization and unlimited CFM options.

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Razer Switchblade: In the Future, Gaming Should Be All Screen

Microsoft Touch Mouse unveiled, available for $80 in June -- Engadget

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Deconstructing the NUI: Interview: Tamir Berliner of PrimeSense

iPhone's Multi-Touch Gesture Key Patent Analysis

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Touch Screens That Touch Back: Feeling in the Future | Tech News Daily

Apple file iPod nano patent for screen-off gesture controls - SlashGear

Remote Conductor Converts Your iPad into a Mac Input Device | PadGadget

Kitara Touch Screen Digital Guitar • Gizmosync

PC with slidable screen solves touchscreen arm fatigue issue | DVICE

Touch Revolution rolling out Tru Multitouch capacitive screens sized between 15 and 32 inches -- Engadget

Depict Concept Phone by Jang Jaeho » Yanko Design


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