Thread Subject: Re: Summary of touch based controls from3/14transcript
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From: Thomas Albin
Date: Fri, May 11 2007 9:20 AM
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I would like to suggest that we clarify the second bullet under
"Potential touch sensitive characteristics: Control must have a
mechanism to minimize accidental activation due to touch." After
some discussion, I would like to suggest that that be re-worded as
"Control must have a method to minimize accidental activiation due to
touch" in order to avoid any confusion that the intent is to require
a mechanical means, e.g. a spring or such, to minimize accidental
On May 11, 2007, at 8:39 AM, < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = >
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> Additionally, this summary and the applicable section of the
> transcript have been posted to the WIKI.
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> Subject: [teitac-hardware] Summary of touch based controls from
> This is an attempt to summarize key points from a transcript.
> Unfortunately, there are sections that were not very clear.
> Mechanical and touch sensitive controls need to be separated. In
> fact there may be 3 types of controls to consider:
> 1. Mechanical
> 2. Touch sensitive
> 3. Touch dependent (biometric)
> Mechanical controls may not be the best alternative to a touch
> sensitive control â€“ language should be drafted to allow alternatives
> Touch screen versus touch sensitive:
> Â· touch screen more of a biometric technology
> Â· touch sensitive is still a â€śmechanicallyâ€ť driven solution
> but there is greater control of the sensitivity and timing
> characteristics. The example give was adaptive controls on a
> Potential touch sensitive characteristics:
> Â· Control must be tactilely discernible
> Â· Control must have a mechanism to minimize accidental
> activation due to touch
> Â· Control characteristics, such as time to registration of
> signal, pressure, etc., should be adjustable
> Potential touch screen content:
> Â· An alternative method to achieve touch screen control
> functions must be provided via an alternative format or interact
> (for example voice control).
> Rob Nerhood | Experience Design Group | Ergonomics Engineer
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