iOS 4.3 beta

Jan 12, 2011

New 4 and 5-finger multi-touch gestures for iPad in iOS 4.3 (and personal hotspot): According to, iOS 4.3 brings new multi-touch gestures built specifically for the iPad, including 4- and 5-finger gestures. The new beta reportedly allows users to pinch to access the home screen, to swipe up to reveal the multitasking tray, and […]

Apple's September News

Apple’s September News

Sep 1, 2010

Apple had one of their product announcement events today at Yerba Buena here in SF. You can see the archived live stream here. iOS updates 4.1 and 4.2, which will bring all iOS 4 features to the iPad. New features include wireless printing and AirPlay (formerly AirTunes) which allows you to stream music, photos and […]

Touch Gesture Reference Guide

Touch Gesture Reference Guide

Apr 19, 2010

The Touch Gesture Reference Guide is a unique set of resources for software designers and developers working on touch-based user interfaces. The guide contains: 1) an overview of the core gestures used for most touch commands 2) how to utilize these gestures to support major user actions 3) visual representations of each gesture to use […]

Magic Mouse Arrives

Magic Mouse Arrives

Nov 3, 2009
Magic Mouse

Magic Mouse

Oct 20, 2009

Apple announces a new product line, including the anticipated new Magic Mouse. It’s available for pre-order now at $69. I can’t wait to trying it when it arrives in 5-7 days. The Multi-Touch area covers the top surface of Magic Mouse, and the mouse itself is the button. Scroll in any direction with one finger, […]

10/GUI Concept

Oct 13, 2009

10/GUI is an interesting take on a possible multi-touch system by R. Clayton Miller.  The concept re-imagines the desktop UI by proposing a multi-touch system that doesn’t rely on the screen, but adapts a multi-touch replacement for a keyboard. I like the idea, except I’m not convinced the proposed linear model of “stitching” windows together […]

Fluid UI: Multi-touch screen

Feb 3, 2007

As we amass more and more data, it seems only natural that we’ll need new methods to navigate this space. Jeff Han’s multi-touch screen is impressive. I don’t know if it’s the best way to manipulate all types of data or more fine-grained scenarios, but it clearly opens up possibilities for using a wide range […]