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Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1 Introducing Interactive Gestures

    1. TAP IS THE NEW CLICK

    2. DIRECT VERSUS INDIRECT MANIPULATION

    3. A BRIEF HISTORY OF GESTURAL INTERFACES

    4. THE MECHANICS OF TOUCHSCREENS AND GESTURAL CONTROLLERS

    5. DESIGNING INTERACTIVE GESTURES: THE BASICS

    6. DETERMINING THE APPROPRIATE GESTURE

    7. FOR FURTHER READING

  2. Chapter 2 Designing for the Human Body

    1. BASIC KINESIOLOGY

    2. THE ERGONOMICS OF INTERACTIVE GESTURES

    3. THE ERGONOMICS OF MOTION

    4. DESIGNING TOUCH TARGETS

    5. FOR FURTHER READING

  3. Chapter 3 Patterns for Touchscreens and Interactive Surfaces

    1. HOW TO USE PATTERNS

    2. TAP TO OPEN/ACTIVATE

    3. TAP TO SELECT

    4. DRAG TO MOVE OBJECT

    5. SLIDE TO SCROLL

    6. SPIN TO SCROLL

    7. SLIDE AND HOLD FOR CONTINUOUS SCROLL

    8. FLICK TO NUDGE

    9. FLING TO SCROLL

    10. TAP TO STOP

    11. PINCH TO SHRINK AND SPREAD TO ENLARGE

    12. TWO FINGERS TO SCROLL

    13. GHOST FINGERS

  4. Chapter 4 Patterns for Free-Form Interactive Gestures

    1. PROXIMITY ACTIVATES/DEACTIVATES

    2. MOVE BODY TO ACTIVATE

    3. POINT TO SELECT/ACTIVATE

    4. WAVE TO ACTIVATE

    5. PLACE HANDS INSIDE TO ACTIVATE

    6. ROTATE TO CHANGE STATE

    7. STEP TO ACTIVATE

    8. SHAKE TO CHANGE

    9. TILT TO MOVE

  5. Chapter 5 Documenting Interactive Gestures

    1. WHY DOCUMENT ANYTHING?

    2. EXISTING MOVEMENT NOTATION SYSTEMS

    3. DOCUMENTING GESTURES IN INTERACTIVE SYSTEMS

    4. FOR FURTHER READING

  6. Chapter 6 Prototyping Interactive Gestures

    1. FAKING IT: LOW-FIDELITY PROTOTYPES

    2. HIGH-FIDELITY PROTOTYPES

    3. TESTING PROTOTYPES

    4. PROTOTYPING RESOURCES

    5. FOR FURTHER READING

  7. Chapter 7 Communicating Interactive Gestures

    1. THREE ZONES OF ENGAGEMENT

    2. METHODS OF COMMUNICATING INTERACTIVE GESTURES

    3. FOR FURTHER READING

  8. Chapter 8 THE FUTURE OF INTERACTIVE GESTURES

    1. FUTURE TRENDS

    2. TOWARD STANDARDS

    3. THE ETHICS OF GESTURES

    4. FOR FURTHER READING

  1. Appendix A Palette of Human Gestures and Movements

    1. GESTURES FOR TOUCHSCREENS

    2. GESTURES FOR FREE-FORM SYSTEMS

    3. FOR FURTHER READING

  2. Colophon