Where did it come from and how has it changed software?
Every modern smartphone and tablet uses a multi-touch user interface. Multi-touch is a relatively recent phenomenon. While the earliest research into multi-touch took place in the 1960s and 1970s, it wasn't until Wayne Westerman and Fingerworks in the early '00s that the first modern multi-touch device was created. And it took the iPhone in 2007 to make it mainstream. In this episode we explain where the technology for multi-touch came from and how it has changed the design of software.
- Episode 21: How Have UIs Evolved?
- Episode 88: Human-Computer Interaction
- The One Device: The Secret History of the iPhone via Amazon
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