Designing Gestural Interfaces (Book Review)

A good book, but not a great book. The main contribution of the book, I think, is the library of gestural patterns for touchscreens and free form gestures. There are also other interesting chapters such as the one about documenting gestures, and on communicating interactivity for gestural interfaces.

However, most of the chapters seem to have little analytic depth. This may be due to the fact that these interfaces are still not yet a well established field. It would be interesting to have in depth analysis of one or more case studies of the success or failure of a gestural interface.

Still, a good companion to the Making Things See book, specifically for free form gestures.

Disclaimer: I got my copy of the book from O’Reilly for free as an instructor’s inspection copy.

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