Difference between revisions of "Talk:Design Team/Sugar Shell Touch Input"

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*Hide cursor during touch screen use
*Hide cursor during touch screen use
**Delayed auto hide of cursor after mouse/trackpad use
**Delayed auto hide of cursor after mouse/trackpad use
*Keyboard shortcuts
*Keyboard shortcut usage
**Replacements with buttons/gestures
**Need any replacements using extra buttons/gestures?
**Hiding boardkey hints
**Hiding keyboard accelerator hints when booting touch only hardware?
*Right click
*Right click
**Touch and hold gesture
**Touch and hold gesture

Revision as of 12:10, 20 April 2012

Touch things to fix and keep an eye on

This is a rough brain dump of things to watch out for, will move this out onto other pages where appropriate:

  • Gestures
    • Swipe left right on text input widget to move insertion point one character left or right
    • Frame reveal/hide
      • Swipe out over any edge to hide Frame
      • Swipe in over any edge to reveal Frame
  • Test UI at lower resolution
    • Portrait will be used more than it currently once we have touch only HW
    • Need to minimise toolbar overflows and improve touch experience when it does happen
  • Palette behaviours
    • Hover/right click
    • Clarify any primary button actions
  • Hide cursor during touch screen use
    • Delayed auto hide of cursor after mouse/trackpad use
  • Keyboard shortcut usage
    • Need any replacements using extra buttons/gestures?
    • Hiding keyboard accelerator hints when booting touch only hardware?
  • Right click
    • Touch and hold gesture
  • Hover hints/tips
  • Double tap interaction
    • Make much more accommodating to second tap inaccuracy
  • Tune cursor touch point to just below top edge of contact point
  • Maximise home view icon size
  • Widget size usability
    • Button spacing
    • Palette menu spacing
    • Size of hspan/vspan separator, gtk3 default looking a little better, GtkPaned
    • Check boxes to on/off slider GtkSwitch
    • 8-10mm diameter hit targets
    • Up/down menu overflow scroll widgets too short
  • Screen keyboard
    • Multilingual and international text input
    • Custom activity keys/button strips
    • Trigger on text input entry
    • Slide canvas to see insertion point a.k.a. caret tracking
    • Cut/copy/paste
    • Insertion point movement
      • buttons?
      • swipe gestures?
    • Custom keyboards for different tasks
      • web
      • text
      • emoticon
      • numeric
    • Predictive text?
      • context sensitive?
      • locale sensitive
    • Uppercase font for children
    • keyboard layout descriptions?
    • 3 rows vs 4 rows with large space bar?
    • Interaction with frame UI
      • Hide frame when invoked
      • Hide/reveal when frame revealed or hidden
    • Simplify keyboard svg icon
    • Pan canvas to keep insertion point in view
    • Landscape & portrait
  • Remove primary action from Neighbourhood view AP/ad-hoc widgets
  • Double tap tuning to allow for errors in 2nd tap positioning
  • Canvas drag scrolling
  • XO 1.75 hard edge bezel?
  • Screen rotation much more common/frequent on tablet format HW
    • Landscape
    • Portrait
      • Better for long form reading/writing
      • Better use of space with on screen keyboard
  • Text selection touch features
    • Touch friendly handles for adjusting selection
    • Drag scrolling vs. text selection interaction
      • Double tap and drag to initiate selection?
      • Touch and hold, then drag to initiate selection?
    • New pop-up palette?
      • Cut/copy/paste
      • Speak
      • Share with friend (would require a clipboard clipping share enhancement)