The problem with touch screens

Ben Burdette bburdette at
Tue Sep 11 21:29:05 CEST 2007

Giles Jones wrote:
> On 11 Sep 2007, at 18:11, Alexey Feldgendler wrote:
>> I once tried a mouse with tactile feedback (built-in vibrator). I 
>> could actually feel the buttons I hovered the cursor over as being 
>> embossed; it felt like moving the mouse over a non-flat relief rather 
>> than simply vibration.
> The Wii remote does it on the Wii menus, but it causes aches after a 
> while so I turned it off.
In the wii GUI the controller will vibrate briefly when the cursor moves 
into a clickable area, so the user knows they can now click the button.  
With a touchscreen though, when the user taps in the clickable area, the 
click has already happened.  There's no need to alert the user that they 
are in a clickable area.  It might be good to alert the user that there 
was a click though.  As you say, it should be something you can turn off. 

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