Laboratory 9

Mobile Design Patterns and Gestural Interfaces

mobile design patterns

Mobile UI Design Patterns: 10+ Sites for Inspiration

Gestural Interfaces are particular good for (according to Designing Gestural Interfaces: Touchscreens and Interactive Devices by Dan Saffer):

  • More natural Interactions - Interactive gestures allow users to interact more naturally with digital objects;
  • Less cumbersome or visible hardware - where traditional computer configurations would be impractical or out of place;
  • More flexibility - the interface is flexible and allows for multiple interactions;
  • More nuance - wide range of available gestures (raised eyebrows to hand wave);
  • More fun and entertaining.

Case Studies

How can we determine the appropriate gesture/interactions in such interfaces?

Designing a Practical UI for a Gesture-Based Interface from Omek Interactive .

Kinected Conference from Lining (Lizzie) Yao on Vimeo.

CAN Augmented Reality Tutorial from Amnon Owed on Vimeo.