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Wednesday, April 17 • 9:00am - 9:45am
Buttons are a Hack

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Touch gestures are sweeping away buttons, menus and windows from mobile devices—and even from the next version of Windows. Find out why those familiar desktop widgets are weak replacements for manipulating content directly, and learn to craft touchscreen interfaces that effortlessly teach users new gesture vocabularies. The challenge: gestures are invisible, without the visual cues offered by buttons and menus. As your touchscreen app sheds buttons, how do people figure out how to use the thing? Learn to lead your audience by the hand (and fingers) with practical techniques that make invisible gestures obvious. Designer Josh Clark (author of "Tapworthy") mines a variety of surprising sources for interface inspiration and design patterns. Along the way, discover the subtle power of animation, why you should be playing lots more video games, and why a toddler is your best beta tester.

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Josh Clark

global moxie
Josh Clark specializes in mobile design strategy and user experience. He is the founder of Global Moxie and the author of four books, including Tapworthy: Designing Great iPhone Apps. In his Evolve session, titled “Buttons are a Hack” Josh will talk about how touch gestures are... Read More →

Wednesday April 17, 2013 9:00am - 9:45am CDT
Watson Salon Level 6