Here is one very good article about new Windows 8 UI, metro, from Windows developer group themselves. You can see neat breakdown of touch gestures in Windows 8 and potential issues.
Must read if you are interaction designer that involves touch gesture stuff.
Via: MSDN Blogs
Rapid development of touch-screens, wearable computer, and contextual design reach this future. I really loved the idea of translator-AR glasses!
Thanks to my friend Stephen Brown for posting this!
Distinction between ‘Manipulation’ and ‘Gesture’
by Ron George. [September 6, 2009]
Here’s how you can tell.
- Contextual – they only happen at specific location(s) or on specific object(s)
- React immediately – there is a direct correlation in cause and effect between your interaction and the system (this does not include visual affordance)
- Can be single state, but are usually 3 or more states (see Bill Buxton’s paper on Chunking and Phrasing)
- Direct (could possibly be considered indirect by way of augmenting your actual interactions with the reaction of the system) – your actions directly affect the system, object, or experience in some way
- Not contextual – they can be anywhere in the system in location and time
- The system waits for the series of events to complete to decide on how to react (again, this does not include visual affordance)
- They contain at least 2 states
- Indirect – they do not affect the system directly according to your action. Your action is symbolic in some way that issues a command, statement, or state.