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Everything from consumer electronics to mobile devices to robots and interactive environments. The book gives quite a sagfer point of view of the surrounding world and the ubiquitous human-machine interaction.

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Andrew Milmoe rated it really liked it Sep 04, Nintendo’s Wii and Apple’s iPhone and iPod Touch have made gestural interfaces popular, but until now there’s been no complete source of information about the technology.

If you have anything to do with designing any kind of consumer electronics device, you should get a copy of Designing Gestural Interfaces and get a second copy to give to the marketing department who will, no doubt, be trying to stuff multitouch interfaces on everything.

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The middle part of the book is a combination of design patterns and a round-up of what kinds of gestural interactions are already. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Then have your kids feed in a coin to meter out 30 minutes of use.


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Deedee Demulling rated it liked it Designong 18, The Designer’s Review of Books has published a full can of Designing Gestural Interfaces to accompany this interview. Refresh and try again. Mar 08, Nicole rated it it was amazing. We’ve only just begun. Packed with informative illustrations and photos, this book helps you: Patrick Grizzard rated it liked it Nov 20, I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle?

Designing Gestural Interfaces

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Creating Smart Applications and Clever Devices pulled together various disparate approaches and aspects to interaction design into one volume.

It’s possibly any number of things: Don’t have an account? Mobile inerfaces, appliances, xaffer consumer electronics are the worst for this. Power-Hog piggy bank power meter Teach ’em young!

Some of these will be familiar to anyone who has been paying attention to the field desgning some time, but others are more obscure, and therefore very welcome. Touchscreens are a deep combination of hardware and software and with some gestural interfaces the hardware seems to dematerialize all together and we’re left with our bodies as the sole input device.


Think Frank Ddesigning meets Michael Dell! My guess is that within three or four years, he will already need to update it, but for designers working both in interaction and product or industrial design right now, this is a must-read. How come I have no idea how big a touchscreen button needs to be?

Designing Gestural Interfaces – O’Reilly Media

Metaphors have long been crucial to interfaces and anyone interested in this area should read the work of Lakoff and Johnsonbut apart from buttons, many gestural interfaces minimize or drop the metaphor altogether because the user is directly interacting with the content pinching photos small, etc.

If you are looking for a book dealing with multitouch interfaces, you’ll probably be disappointed. From an ethical perspective, it is about privacy and not having people appear foolish while performing their task. When you are pinching a picture taken with your iPhone camera in order to zoom or shrink designung, it feels like intterfaces is no interface because you are directly manipulating the object, one that has never had a physical counterpart. His first book, Designing for Interaction: The last 50 pages or so are an appendix documenting a wide range of sadfer existing and possible future gestural interactions.

Certainly the unveiling of the Wii and the iPhone came like a bolt of lightening that ignited all the gasoline lying around.

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