Microsoft looks for better gestures

Microsoft is looking at how to improve the gestures themselves. At a computer interface conference in Boston, Microsoft is presenting ideas for how to perform 27 different commands--ideas that stemmed by showing test subjects a set of commands and asking them to do the most logical gesture. Those that were popular among multiple people were the […]

Microsoft Research used test subjects to try and create natural touch gestures to represent 27 common computer commands. Here was a popular suggestion for the Microsoft is looking at how to improve the gestures themselves. At a computer interface conference in Boston, Microsoft is presenting ideas for how to perform 27 different commands--ideas that stemmed by showing test subjects a set of commands and asking them to do the most logical gesture. Those that were popular among multiple people were the ones the researchers said made the most sense. "If they are going to be universal gestures we want them to be very natural," Microsoft’s Meredith Morris said.

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