Interaction Design For Keyboard / Touchscreen Hybrids: How Your Designs Need To Change
John Whalen, UX Lead & Founder
User Focus 2012 - UXPA-DC
Learn how interaction design is changing in the era of "tablet transformers" and "touchscreen laptops".
When do users click or touch? How do interaction designs need to change to provide a great user experience? Using some of the biggest sites on the web built here in Washington (e.g., Marriott, Living Social, USA Today) we will reveal the strengths and weaknesses of state-of-the-art designs.
In a live "UX cage match" volunteers from the audience will race to find the answer to questions using different sorts of devices (small tablet, tablet with keyboard, tablet transformer, laptop), demonstrating the unique benefits and constraints of each device type.
After that we will show clips from our research revealing how current designs fall short for users of touch/type hybrids. Based on the data we collected we will attempt to answer the key UX question: How are interaction design patterns changing and how will my site need to change to accommodate the next wave of devices?