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Multi-Touch All-Point Touchscreens: The Future of User Interface Design

Last Updated: 
Aug 03, 2010

The transparent nature of touchscreens enables a completely different user interaction with devices as the user directly “touches” the varied content within the display. Instead of having this button or that button on the periphery of any electronic device, like a computer mouse or keyboard or even just a regular dial pad button on a cell phone, users can instead directly interact with any application that is inherent within the device’s “brains”, its operating system.

This direct interaction is revolutionary because the power of the operating system and its applications are then directly at the user’s fingertips. For while computer mice and trackpads let users navigate through applications on a screen, the mouse and screen are still separate and distinct. A touchscreen fundamentally brings the display alive by allowing users to physically the display and thereby become one with the screen, its inherent applications, and the data displayed. Actions and gestures of all kinds – anything a person can imagine with his or her own eyes – can be realized on the display simply by touching it. This article reviews the three main forms of touchscreens: Single-Touch, Multi-Touch Gesture, and the epitome of it all, Multi-Touch All-Point.  To read more, click the download link below or visit Mobile Dev & Design.

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