Mobile gestures: 5 tips for intuitive and interactive UI design
Follow these 5 tips to fill your apps with swipe, touch and finger gestures that enhance user experience and streamline user interfaces.
June 29, 2007, was a game-changer. From the moment Apple launched the first fully touchscreen phone onto the mobile market, handheld devices have been dominated by touchscreen interaction. Since the explosion of that first iPhone model onto the market, touchscreens have cemented their popularity: the vast majority of mobile phones bought and sold are touchscreen, and every PC manufacturer has added at least one touchscreen model to their product line. In 2013, according to DisplayBank, sales of touchscreen laptops increased by 51.8% in one quarter alone.
The implications for user interface design are obvious. You’re less likely to be designing for the good old point and click maneuver of desktop days, and more likely to be designing mobile and web apps that respond to touch and to movement. In a word, you’re designing with gestures.