Sunday, February 05, 2006

User interface for Apple Tablet

New UI opportunities with Apples new tablet ...

Apple has filled patents for a touch sensitive device and gestures for working with and manipulating the screen content.

Apple has filled a patent for Multipoint Touchscreen which allows up to 15 simulantous touches of the screen. This new hardware allows to recognise gestures for enabling a new kind of user interface. Some gestures are detailed in other patents.

Additionally Apple invented some interesting ideas to over come the big hands/small widgets problem and come up with the new Gestures for touch sensitive input devices patent. These new patents including methods for retrieving and interpreting the data from a multipoint enabled touchscreen to allow things like e.g. moving or zooming images."   continued ...   (Via User Interface Blog)

Apple Tablet. - User Interface Design, Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Ergonomics

Apple Tablet.

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