Archive for January, 2009

Improvised input devices: plastic card for touchscreen

Sunday, January 11th, 2009

Saw an interesting example of ‘folk’ input devices at Dudok cafe – rather than fingers, almost all the waiting staff use their ID cards as input devices. This works well, especially because the touch screen contains elements too small to comfortably select with fingertips. The following two photos show the starting screen of the interface, and a total view of the user. A nice example for the first-year students becoming acquainted with the use of ethnographic research techniques in design. Observations like this can result in new input devices.