No worries, nonresponsive touchpads work just fine?


I remember just a couple of weeks before or after the launch of the iPhone, as the interaction community muscled up to find arguments that the iPhone wouldn’t “work”

. One of the reasons given was that humans needed a response mechanism to communicate to their fingers that an interaction had occured
. A flat cold screen would never be quite as efficient and “natural” as the keyboards of the last 200 years (The Typographer, 1829)
.

Now the iPhone have been in the market for almost a year and even in Norway (where it hasn’t been launched yet) there are plenty of people using them. Personally I have an iPod Touch and much to my delight I must say that is there one thing that has proven to be no problem at all, it’s typing on it.

risk factors and often coexist. How does cialis work? risk factors and often coexist..

. If the typing sound effects help, or if the visualization when typing creates a stronger illusion of interaction in the brain, I do not know.

What is clear on the other hand is that learned principles of reaction in interaction during the last 200 years doesn’t seem to have affected the brain to such an extent that after just two weeks with a non-responsive interface it seem completely natural.

This talk by Vilayanur Ramachandran on TED is Excellent on the subject of brain illusion.

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