Touching News: The New Rules of Tablet Media

A session at SND St. Louis

Friday 30th September, 2011

2:30pm to 3:30pm (CST)

Touch, tap, flick, and pinch the news. Touch interfaces, especially on tablets, hold the promise for entirely new media experiences that are both rich and intimate—but only if done right. Discover the rules of thumb for finger-friendly design. Touch gestures are sweeping away buttons, menus and windows from mobile devices, tablets, even the next version of Windows. The challenge: gestures are invisible, without the visual cues offered by buttons and menus. As your touchscreen app sheds buttons, how do people figure out how to use the thing?

Learn to lead your audience by the hand (and fingers) with practical techniques that make invisible gestures obvious and content navigation effortless. Designer Josh Clark (author of O'Reilly books "Tapworthy" and "Best iPhone Apps") mines a variety of surprising sources for interface inspiration, design patterns, and best practices. Along the way, you'll discover practical techniques for nurturing great user experience within the demands of emerging business models for mobile- and tablet-delivered news.

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Josh Clark

Designer, mobile maven, 11th strongest man in Maine, author of Tapworthy, Couch to 5K creator, sweetheart (@LizaK).

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SND St. Louis

United States United States, St. Louis

29th September to 1st October 2011

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Time 2:30pm3:30pm CST

Date Fri 30th September 2011

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Books by speaker

  • Tapworthy
  • Best iPhone Apps
  • iWork '09: The Missing Manual

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