ortwin at gmail.com
Sat Apr 21 14:53:54 CEST 2007
That's too complicated and too slow...
On 4/21/07, Karsten Ensinger <karsten.at.openmoko at onlinehome.de> wrote:
> Why is eveyone trying to fit everything into one use case?
> It will be really hard to remember every special move to
> get a specific feature working.
> Why not introduce a "command mode" one can reach with the
> same "move" and then "entering" a letter to get a special
> mode where every "move" is manipulating the "item" in a
> comparable manner.
> To be more specific (the chosen taps and letters are just
> for example):
> Whenever the user does a double tap, he enters command mode
> signalized in the status bar.
> Then he uses his finger to "write" a letter "Z" (means:
> moving the finger horizontally to the right, diagonally from
> the end of the horizontally move down to the left and again
> horizontally to the right) to enter zoom mode.
> Now every move downwards zooms in and every move upwards
> zooms out.
> Another example would be letter "M" for moving. Every drag
> would then mean to move the underlying item.
> Letter "B" for browsing. Moving rigth and left means forward
> and backwards one item. Moving up means "a page" forward,
> moving down "a page" backwards. Of course the user has the
> ability to determine the amount of items for "a page".
> Several other modes could be possible, just use your
> Of course it's not as fast as having all commands/possibilities
> concurrently, because one has to change command modes. But
> I think it's more intuitive to learn one mode by a time than
> to wonder what happened when you mix several manipulation modes
> by accident due to making a "wrong" move.
> To remember a single move for changing into command mode and
> several letters for the specific modes is easy. Within a mode,
> using the moves should be intuitive enough to get learned by
> doing within seconds. Especially when you use opposed moves for
> doing one thing and reverting the result.
> Another advantage would be, that one is not forced to use more
> than one finger at the same time.
> Ortwin Regel wrote:
> > Interesting... However, what about zooming out again? Also this would
> > take too much time while possibly being too fast for my grandparents.
> > Holding the second tap is a bad idea but dragging it around might be a
> > good one. All in all, how about this:
> > drag finger --> drag viewable area
> > tap, then tap again, hold and drag --> zoom in and out
> > tap sides --> change to next/last picture (can be changed to requiring
> > double tap in config)
> > What is missing? The gesture that brings up the on slideshow menu
> > where you can escape from the slideshow, rotate the picture, jump to
> > first/last with simple buttons. The only reasonable thing I can think
> > of is a double tap in the center of the screen. What to use the wheel
> > for in that menu? Scrolling through pictures quickly, of course!
> > Ortwin
> > On 4/20/07, Steven Milburn <steven.milburn at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> If you want smooth scrolling, how about this mod to what I said earlier:
> >> On the double-tap to center-and-zoom, hold the the second tap. The pic
> >> slowly (human speed) zooms and centers to where you're touching. When
> >> you've zoomed in enough, lift the finger. This would be similar to
> >> the way
> >> CTRL-wheel on Adobe pdf's zooms and centers.
> >> --Steve
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