The student will discover how the foreknowledge of hand gestures used in mobile experiences can be combined with the principle of emphasis to create more useable and aesthetically pleasing design.
- [Voiceover] Touch enabled devices are everywhere it seems,…so as designers we must adapt our skills to new…and emerging forms of user behavior.…Before smartphones and tablets,…the only kinds of hand gestures internet visitors used…were mouse clicks and double clicks,…the occasional flick of a track ball or track wheel…or the taps, double taps and flicks…they might use with a touch pad.…Today, the average app will employ anywhere from…7 to 18 different touch gestures, in addition to…manipulating the device itself such as…shaking, moving and tilting it.…
That's a lot.…The seven most common gestures that web and app designers…should consider include the tap, double tap,…the press, the flick, the drag,…the swipe, the spread, and the pinch.…To use these gestures effectively,…the interface elements need to be…large enough to use seamlessly.…In fact, the actual sizes of interactive elements…are vital to helping users avoid touch errors…which we all know can be super annoying.…
Estimates show the average index finger pad size…
- Understanding aesthetics
- Picking harmonious colors
- Structuring your layout
- Using space to organize your design
- Communicating with the right fonts
- Aligning objects to achieve balance
- Adding movement with scrolling and animation
- Achieving proportion by scaling objects and text
- Creating CSS for different devices
Skill Level Beginner
2. Using Elements of Design
3. Incorporating Principles of Design
4. Web Design Industry and Trends
5. Designer’s Role and Web Design Workflow
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