On a touch device, interactivity is the ability to engage with the user interface, including the ways you move your fingers on the screen, the way you to select an app, or how you browse the Web. Interactive eBooks are, by definition, an enhanced book-like experience that have a different core premise than other types of apps (with the exception of games perhaps). Whereas in most applications, interactivity focuses on menu navigation and interaction with the user interface as means to achieve a goal (view an image, find an address, read an email), interactive eBooks provide interaction with the content and storyline, and therefore offer a unique experience each time. A good example of is Richard Dawkins’ The Magic of Reality, where you interact with the storyline through interactive demonstrations and games that allow you to get hands-on with the science discussed in the book by, for example, letting you simulate the effects of heat, pressure, and gravity on different states of matter.
Does someone here know of any good UI design courses? I only know of the Cooper course, but that seems a bit on the short side. I look for something a bit more substantial.
Today we have released Miniature 0.3 ‘Berlin Defence’, a chess game. It’s an early release, basically to demo the UI all written in Qt Quick by a total rookie (me). The backend is being developed in Qt C++ & C by “a real developer”. This is the realization of that promise of ‘designers and programmers working together’! (except I’m not a real designer either) ;) Anyway, enough talk: plenty of screenshots can be found at http://wiki.maemo.org/Miniature . An installable package too, if you happen to have a Nokia N950 or N9 at reach.
Hi to all developers.
Qt-Complex 1.1.0 Harmattan released today
If you are interested, take a look to this announcement: http://developer.qt.nokia.com/forums/viewthread/8065/
I wish we had some type of project board to collaborate on ideas. Like a pinboard.
Thanks for the links paulo, keep them coming.