Insisting on metaphors that exploit the device's weaknesses (Re: Centralization of graphical awesomeness)

Neil Jerram neiljerram at
Thu Oct 29 16:46:04 CET 2009

2009/10/28 Michael 'Mickey' Lauer <mickey at>:
> Why do all of you insist on using scrolling as the only metaphor to present
> excerpts of large content? Given the physical size of the display and the
> hardware constraints (touchscreen jitter, for a start... not going to comment
> on the Glamo) I think this is very questionable. There are other metaphors
> available that would fit the device's strengths much better. What about paging?

Excellent idea.  Certainly as far as the Illume launcher is concerned,
I think it would be more usable (instead of having to scroll) to have
multiple pages of icons, which you switch between using the same < and
> as for switching between apps.  (i.e. each icon page acts like
another app)


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