Buttons Are a Hack

A session at An Event Apart San Francisco 2012

Tuesday 13th November, 2012

2:00pm to 3:00pm (PST)

Touch is leading us to a future with less and less chrome, possibly even none at all, as gestures replace familiar buttons, menus, and tabs. Find out why our beloved buttons are weak replacements for manipulating content directly. Learn practical principles for designing mobile interfaces that are both more fun and more intuitive. But hang on; if there are no visible controls, how do users figure out how to use the darn thing?

Learn to teach users new interfaces and gesture vocabularies by making it effortless to discover invisible gestures. This session explains the power of animation, reveals the influence of game design, and offers techniques to build native and web apps according to the new rules of touchscreen design.

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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 2:00pm3:00pm PST

Date Tue 13th November 2012

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

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