top of page
_DSC0146.JPG

WINDOWS TOUCHPAD GESTURES

Multi-finger gestures paired with window arrangement interactions.

Individual Work: Welcome
Individual Work: Work

USER RESEARCH

Getting our hands dirty

METHODOLOGY

I asked a variety of users to finger paint, and to try gestures on paper, with their fingers wet with paint. This method gave us a concrete, physical means to capture movement and gesture, while allowing participants to show us their comfort or discomfort completing a gesture in the space they have. 

We had dimensions of upcoming laptop touchpads, and we contrasted which gestures would work where. Users were asked to think of what they wanted to do with their apps and windows, and to move their hand in a means that made them think of that action, as a method of deriving natural interactions.

Individual Work: List

INSIGHT

Window Management

The push & pull understanding of managing space and one's gathered windows was a unique insight from the research conducted. Pushing one's hand forward often gave the impression of stepping back, to see more (of your open windows).

TP02_edited.jpg
Individual Work: Bio
Image from the design-spec, outlining the gesture movements.
Individual Work: Image

RESULT

Years later, the precision touchpad leap forward for laptops was the biggest step for touchpads. Since then, due to ergonomic and hardware limitations, small details have improved, but not the overall precision touchpad. As a result of this, and the overall adaptability of the gesture set, the set has not been changed since it's design.

Individual Work: Text

Honors

The Windows Touchpad gestures have earned a US patent in 2019 (submitted in 2014), which can be viewed here.

Individual Work: Text

CONTEXT SCOUT

Product launch with new in-browser UX

blog.png
Individual Work: Welcome
Artboard 7 copy 3-8.png
Individual Work: Image
upgrade.png

WINDOWS 10 ONBOARDING

Upgrade and New Device Setup for the flagship Operating System launch.

Individual Work: Welcome
OOBE-cortana.png
Individual Work: Image
keyboard-02 - Copy.png

WINDOWS KEYBOARD

Dismissal on Windows Devices - 2014

Individual Work: Image
Individual Work: Pro Gallery
bottom of page