Buttons are a Hack: The New Rules of Designing for Touch

A session at Web 2.0 Expo New York 2011

Tuesday 11th October, 2011

10:20am to 11:10am (EST)

Fingers and thumbs turn design conventions on their head. Touchscreen interfaces create ergonomic, contextual, and even emotional demands that are unfamiliar to desktop designers. Find out why our beloved desktop windows, buttons, and widgets are weak replacements for manipulating content directly, and learn practical principles for designing mobile interfaces that are both more fun and more intuitive. Along the way, discover why buttons are a hack, how to develop your gesture vocabulary, and why toys and toddlers provide eye-opening lessons in this new style of design.

Josh Clark is a designer specializing in mobile design strategy and user experience.

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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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Time 10:20am11:10am EST

Date Tue 11th October 2011

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

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