[LINK] more on interface design

Steven Clark steven.clark at internode.on.net
Sun Jan 24 00:00:51 AEDT 2010

On 23/01/2010 10:42 PM, Ivan Trundle wrote:
> On 23/01/2010, at 10:21 PM, Steven Clark wrote:
>> I'm curious: surely touch is just the input control for the GUI, in
>> place of a mouse or similar?
> Not really: a mouse device is much more precise than a finger. Controls have to be engineered differently because of this (and a finger blocks out what is under the fingertip, whereas the mouse does not).

But surely, it's still driving a GUI? How is my iPhone's interface not a
GUI? It may not use the windowing metaphor, but it is graphical.

The input device is less precise, but I am still manipulating icons on a
screen. Hardly a revolutionary interface idea.

Perhaps I'm unsure about how Graphical User Interface is defined?


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