Kill the Search Button II - Mobile Gestures

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Code4Lib presentation about smartphone gestures. I talk about an alternative gesture based paradigm for mobile devices and show an example of how to augment an iPhone library search app with gestures.

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Kill the Search Button II - Mobile Gestures

  1. 1. Kill the Search Button II The Handheld Devices Are Coming
  2. 2. Gestures for a Mobile Search App Michael Poltorak Nielsen
  3. 3. Todays agenda● Current Mobile Interaction Paradigm● An Alternative● Smartphone Gestures● Demo: A Library Search App with Touch and Gestures
  4. 4. But, the Current Handheld Interaction Paradigm is based on:
  5. 5. Glass
  6. 6. The futureis sliding,toomicrosoft.com/office/vision
  7. 7. Pictures Under GlassTransitionalparadigm dictated bytechnology, nothuman capabilitiesBret Victorworrydream.com/ABriefRantOnTheFutureOfInteractionDesign
  8. 8. Alternative Paradigm Direct Manipulation Gesture Driven Palpable Tactile
  9. 9. Harrison, C. and Hudson, S. E. 2009. Providing Dynamically Changeable Physical Buttons on a VisualDisplay
  10. 10. Not bad, huh?
  11. 11. Near Future? +
  12. 12. Have a Moment
  13. 13. Our Mobile Projects
  14. 14. Mobile Search App(s)HTML5 + iPhone app, Android?● search library data (10M + 800M)● request stuff, favourites● view own items● renewIn beta, to be publishedreally soon
  15. 15. Barcode to Map Location AppWith Silkeborg Public Library
  16. 16. Now: Gestures ● Augment search app with gestures ● Can gestures be combined with multi-touch interactions? ● Goals: ○ Produce alpha app ○ Test usability
  17. 17. Smart Phone Interactions and InputsKeyboard typingMicrophone speechScreen touch, visualsCamera pattern, movementAccelerometer accelerationGyroscope rotationCompass directionGPS movement, position
  18. 18. Focus onKeyboard typingMicrophone speechScreen touch, visualsCamera pattern, movementAccelerometer accelerationGyroscope rotationCompass directionGPS movement, position
  19. 19. GesturesSimple AdvancedTilt, flip, turn, rotate, Circle, cross, up-shake, throw down, etcAccelerometer data Movement hard to measure Cant reliably calculate movement from acceleration
  20. 20. What Can Browsers doAccelerometer-wise?
  21. 21. So: Going NativeiPhone app with gesturesHTML5 web app withoutgesturesAndroid?
  22. 22. Search App InteractionsDo search query, toggle search boxSwitch views compact, normal, expandendNext/previous page switch search resultsShow full record full info about itemRequest get the materialFavourites save material
  23. 23. Demo Time
  24. 24. Whats next? From Nokia
  25. 25. ChallengesNo standard mobile gesturesGestures may be individualGestures may not be appropiate at allSophisticated gestures hard to codeObjective-C Argh!
  26. 26. Thank you!Michael Poltorak Nielsen mn@statsbiblioteket.dktwitter:@michaelpoltorak

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