Discipline: Human Computer Interaction
Multi-Touch Gesture design has really grown in the last few years with the rise of mobile devices and the use of screens. The touch gestures have replaced the use of the mouse for a lot of mobile devices like tablets, ipads, and mobile phones. This design allows the user to interact with the app or webpage, and can enhance the experience.
The above picture of the mobile game “Ballz” which has a quick gesture and text for how to shoot the balls, and with one swipe down, I was playing the game and easily understood what to do. This is an example of one of the benefits of this design, and how easy it is for users to understand. The visual cues, and animation quickly teach the user what to do.
Another benefit to the multi-touch gesture design is it can save screen space. Using gestures for navigation would save screen space, and create more room for the user interface. I see nothing but unlimited opportunity with multi-touch gesture design, especially with the younger generations already experts at touch screens and what to expect.