On Gestures

Tim Carmody, writing for the new publication STET:

Touchscreens typically register just points of contact: they don’t register the pressure with which the device has been touched, the angle and articulation of the hand, or velocity of movement. Interaction, Buxton says, is about both look and feel, but most multitouch systems overwhelmingly emphasize look over feel, sight over touch.

Related: Bloomberg reported over the weekend that Apple is working on pressure-sensitive touchscreens.

Monday, 11 November 2013