Category Archives: Touch screens

Frequency: Tell me how often you do it and I’ll reveal your expertise level

Designing for a touch screen kiosk ≠ designing for a touch screen phone/tablet

Hey! This isn’t that kind of blog.

Last week, we discussed location issues in touch screen kiosk design. This week we’ll talk about how frequency of use impacts the user’s needs.

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Location, Location, Location: Where is your touch screen?

Designing for a touch screen kiosk ≠ designing for a touch screen phone/tablet

Just because a kiosk has a touchscreen, do not mistake it for an over-sized smart phone or tablet. The user experience and usability issues are vastly different. This is the first in a series of articles discussing the user persona differences you need to keep in mind when designing for a kiosk interface versus a mobile interface.

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Form Versus Function: Can’t They Just Make Up!

As a formally-trained fine artist, the form versus function argument rankles a bit. I chafe at giving up one over the other. Why can't you have form and function! Function will still rule over most business touch screens but the exhibit was a powerful reminder of what form can do beautifully and subtly.