More on Capacitive Buttons

Jakob Nielsen, in his most recent Alertbox newsletter:

A big downside for WP7 is that we now observe accidental activation of the system buttons, in addition to the problems of accidental touches inside the apps that plagues iOS and Android.

Stuart J. Moore on capacitive buttons:

The best option, as I see it, is to turn home into a toggle. Currently, the stock home button does nothing on the home screen itself (although I have mine set up to load the app drawer). What if it loaded the last app? An easy undo for grazers, and a quick toggle back and forth for people who have fancy widgets they want to check.

If you require a short url to link to this article, please use

designed for use cover

But wait, there's more!

Want to read more like this? Buy my book's second edition! Designed for Use: Create Usable Interfaces for Applications and the Web is now available DRM-free directly from The Pragmatic Programmers. Or you can get it on Amazon, where it's also available in Chinese and Japanese.