DAN SAFFER DESIGNING GESTURAL INTERFACES PDF

Books for the creative mind Share Designing Gestural Interfaces Dan Saffer has a knack for writing the right book at the right time. His first book, Designing for Interaction: Creating Smart Applications and Clever Devices pulled together various disparate approaches and aspects to interaction design into one volume. Starting with a potted history of gestural interfaces one that goes back a surprisingly long way , Saffer moves onto what is good and bad about them as well as their ergonomics. When you are pinching a picture taken with your iPhone camera in order to zoom or shrink it, it feels like there is no interface because you are directly manipulating the object, one that has never had a physical counterpart. I mean, look at your example. Click to enlarge The middle part of the book is a combination of design patterns and a round-up of what kinds of gestural interactions are already.

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Books for the creative mind Share Designing Gestural Interfaces Dan Saffer has a knack for writing the right book at the right time. His first book, Designing for Interaction: Creating Smart Applications and Clever Devices pulled together various disparate approaches and aspects to interaction design into one volume. Starting with a potted history of gestural interfaces one that goes back a surprisingly long way , Saffer moves onto what is good and bad about them as well as their ergonomics.

When you are pinching a picture taken with your iPhone camera in order to zoom or shrink it, it feels like there is no interface because you are directly manipulating the object, one that has never had a physical counterpart. I mean, look at your example. Click to enlarge The middle part of the book is a combination of design patterns and a round-up of what kinds of gestural interactions are already.

There is also a chapter on approaches to working on projects, including the sometimes difficult nature of wireframing and documenting gestures — everything from dance step notation to musical scores are possible approaches. Despite the inevitable media focus on the technologies involved, Saffer does a good job of constantly bringing the focus back to designing for people: The first question that anyone designing a gestural interface should ask is: should this even be a gestural interface?

As Bill Buxton notes , when it comes to technology, everything is best for something and worse for something else, and interactive gestures are no exception. I can also see that experimental period becoming annoying for users who just expect their devices to work as they expect.

Click to enlarge He is relatively cautious about the future predictions and there is nothing there that is likely to come back and haunt him apart from the robots, maybe.

Smart objects, near-field communication between devices as well as the ethics of gestural interaction all feature. Of course gestural interaction standards are also an issue he covers and one that is fraught with danger if companies too aggressively use or abuse the patent system. In some ways Designing Gestural Interfaces is a book that is long overdue, given the long history of gestural interaction.

In others it is a first and valiant stab and pinning down a currently emerging and rapidly changing area. 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.

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 Future of Interactive Gestures Tomorrow will give us something to think about. But there is far more to interactive gestures than check-in kiosks, towel dispensers, and the nearly ubiquitous demonstration of scaling and sorting photos! As prices decrease and the availability of these devices and the tools to create them increases, we will see more novel implementations of touchscreens everywhere. Of course, this may not be an entirely good thing. Here are my predictions. But that is changing quickly.

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