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Design of touchOS
Mälardalen University, School of Innovation, Design and Engineering.
2011 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The first touch technology device was developed by Samuel C. Hurst in 1971, the Elograph. In today’s life it’s common to use touch technology. We are capable to do almost everything the mouse does with our fingers. Touch screen based system allows navigation around a GUI based environment. Nowadays, every technology is based on the UNIX, Microsoft Windows, web OS, or their subgroups. For the past 40 years, we have been using the same human-computer interaction paradigms that were designed by the Xerox PARC company in the 1960s and 1970s. We just cut, paste and save. We didn’t invent anything breaking new. We just adapted the old software that was given to us. And now we don’t even think about that when working on our digital devices. We've entered a new era of interaction design. The next several years will be very important for interaction designers and engineers who will create the next generation of interaction design inputs, possibly defining them for decades to come. Operating system built for the purpose of touch technology is necessary and touchOS is made exclusively for the purpose of touch technology.

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2011. , 71 p.
URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-12829OAI: diva2:432499
Available from: 2011-09-13 Created: 2011-08-03 Last updated: 2011-09-13Bibliographically approved

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