Graceful support of 2-touch devices

Registered by Duncan McGreggor on 2010-10-12

Canonical is committed to pushing the edge with MT technology and supporting the ability for applications to use multiple touchpoints for all sorts of creative use cases. As such, uTouch has been targeted at devices that support 3- and 4-touch. However, we now need to consider gracefully supporting devices of a lesser capacity, since these are by far more prevalent. What design guidelines can we establish for devices that can only do two touch? Many tablets are hitting the market that, in order to remain cost effective, support just 2 touchpoints. What are the ways in which we can support this?

Tags: hci-n, hci, touch, multi-touch, multitouch, applications. gestures, hardware, design, guidelines

Blueprint information

Status:
Complete
Approver:
Duncan McGreggor
Priority:
Not
Drafter:
None
Direction:
Approved
Assignee:
Henrik Rydberg
Definition:
Approved
Series goal:
None
Implementation:
Informational Informational
Milestone target:
None
Started by
Mark Shuttleworth on 2010-11-24
Completed by
Mark Shuttleworth on 2010-11-24

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2-touch devices already well supported by current design approach. Functions mapped to 3 and 4 fingers can be accessed easily via single touch as well.

However the launcher touch interactions that have already been designed need to be implemented as a matter of priority.

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