iPhone X: The Rise of Gestures

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6 days ago by arcadiy
Удивительно: Nielsen/Norman Group, которые очень настороженно относятся ко многим новым интерфейсным решениям (зачастую оправданно), хвалят основанное на жестах управление iPhone X.
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10 days ago by jvetrau
On the cost of innovation in user interface design: “In general, any innovation (and the replacement of the status quo) has a cost. Users are change-averse, and rightly so — they have to spend the time and effort to learn to use the new UI and give up on an old UI in which they were proficient and effective. Most companies have a hard time pushing innovative UIs.”
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13 days ago by frankfarm
Ten years ago, the first iPhone started the mobile revolution. In 2009, when we released the first edition of our mobile-usability report, we still had to convince companies that they need a mobile presence. via Pocket
13 days ago by LaptopHeaven
iPhone X: The Rise of Gestures:
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14 days ago by tomstardust
Ten years ago, the first iPhone started the mobile revolution. In 2009, when we released the first edition of our mobile-usability report , we still had to…
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14 days ago by sericson
A good summary of the costs and benefits of the iPhone X's switch to a purely gestural interface without a physical home button, and how Apple is doing it differently than Microsoft:

> One of the big problems with using gestures for interface actions is that they are invisible and people have trouble remembering them and remembering to use them. The old saying “Out of sight is out of mind” applies too well to hidden UI elements — whether gestural or not.  When Windows 8 first came out, it relied heavily on gestures to enable access to interface functionalities.  We tested it and it was a huge usability failure. (Microsoft made changes that resulted in more usable subsequent versions.)
> Is Apple simply stepping into Microsoft’s shoes and repeating the same errors? I feared so, but one simple design element saves the day: a visual signifier for the Home button.

iOS 11.2's addition of a Control Center indicator on the lock screen indicates that these are definitely there for affordance's sake. I kind of wonder if Apple will forgo an indicator entirely eventually or provide an advanced option to hide them for tech-savvy users who are comfortable enough to turn them off.

I can imagine Apple adding more capabilities to the bottom-most edge of the device though, and not getting rid of the bar. We'll see.
14 days ago by abraren