Application UI Design Recommendations

pauric pauric at
Thu Jul 19 15:24:37 CEST 2007

I had a think about this last night.  There is a use case for double
tapping: to select a word in a text editor.

So, some time in the next few days I'll edit the wiki with a line that
advises against the common implementation of a double tap gesture, but in
circumstances where there is a clear parallel with a desktop app (e.g. text
editing, url entry, copy/paste selection etc) that the designer should
carefully consider implementing that gesture.

Excellent discussion - thanks all.

On 7/19/07, ramsesoriginal <ramsesoriginal at> wrote:
> We must not forget that this actually IS a phone, and on a phone "normal"
> users don't double-click since there's no mouse. As far as I have seen,
> end-users don't even think of double-clickning on phones (except some of the
> techie ones, wich have the skill to understand when to double-click and when
> not).
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