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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.

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 Kill the Search Button II - Mobile Gestures Presentation Transcript

  • Kill the Search Button II The Handheld Devices Are Coming
  • Gestures for a Mobile Search App Michael Poltorak Nielsen
  • Todays agenda● Current Mobile Interaction Paradigm● An Alternative● Smartphone Gestures● Demo: A Library Search App with Touch and Gestures
  • But, the Current Handheld Interaction Paradigm is based on:
  • Glass
  • The futureis sliding,toomicrosoft.com/office/vision
  • Pictures Under GlassTransitionalparadigm dictated bytechnology, nothuman capabilitiesBret Victorworrydream.com/ABriefRantOnTheFutureOfInteractionDesign
  • Alternative Paradigm Direct Manipulation Gesture Driven Palpable Tactile
  • Harrison, C. and Hudson, S. E. 2009. Providing Dynamically Changeable Physical Buttons on a VisualDisplay
  • Not bad, huh?
  • Near Future? +
  • Have a Moment
  • Our Mobile Projects
  • 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
  • Barcode to Map Location AppWith Silkeborg Public Library
  • Now: Gestures ● Augment search app with gestures ● Can gestures be combined with multi-touch interactions? ● Goals: ○ Produce alpha app ○ Test usability
  • Smart Phone Interactions and InputsKeyboard typingMicrophone speechScreen touch, visualsCamera pattern, movementAccelerometer accelerationGyroscope rotationCompass directionGPS movement, position
  • Focus onKeyboard typingMicrophone speechScreen touch, visualsCamera pattern, movementAccelerometer accelerationGyroscope rotationCompass directionGPS movement, position
  • GesturesSimple AdvancedTilt, flip, turn, rotate, Circle, cross, up-shake, throw down, etcAccelerometer data Movement hard to measure Cant reliably calculate movement from acceleration
  • What Can Browsers doAccelerometer-wise?
  • So: Going NativeiPhone app with gesturesHTML5 web app withoutgesturesAndroid?
  • 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
  • Demo Time
  • Whats next? From Nokia
  • ChallengesNo standard mobile gesturesGestures may be individualGestures may not be appropiate at allSophisticated gestures hard to codeObjective-C Argh!
  • Thank you!Michael Poltorak Nielsen mn@statsbiblioteket.dktwitter:@michaelpoltorak