Gestures as a Language

Jeffrey Sambells nails it:

Gestures should be treated as a language, like sign language for touch devices. We need a common set of gestures to interact with all touch enabled devices. I shouldn’t have to learn a different language just to use a different device.

I spent all day yesterday trying to figure out why I cared so much about Android 2.0’s lack of standard multi-touch UI gestures. That’s it exactly. This isn’t something someone should be able to own.

Tuesday, 3 November 2009