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No-Click is the New Click

I’m bummed I’ll miss Dan Saffer’s talk tonight on Tap is the New Click (though happy I’ll finally get to try Five Points as I take a client out to dinner).

But on that topic, I just came across some examples of interaction design that do away with the click altogether. It’s radical enough to require serious re-learning for most people, but a significant enough time-saver that some of these gestures will inevitably catch on.

http://www.dontclick.it/ is a fantastic experiment in click-less browser-based interaction

And there’s three similar concepts for swipe-based text entry out now:

Swype

Shapewriter

SlideIT