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Re: "turn the image around" UI idea

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2012 09:37:49 -0700
Cc: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>, HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
Message-id: <E9959FD6-4647-4A7C-B38B-746FE98CC8DC@apple.com>
To: Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>

On Sep 19, 2012, at 4:11 AM, Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com> wrote:

> Yes, exactly what I meant. But I don't think it's going to work, in
> particular in Desktop browsers. Was just a random idea for touch
> devises.

OK, one detail that was missing is that it's for touch devices and the expected way to activate it is a flick gesture. Unfortunately, flicks/swipes already have a defined meaning in most mobile and tablet browsers, namely, panning the page. We likely cannot overload this gesture for images, because panning/scrolling is a critical operation. And many pages consist largely of images, so users cannot be expected to carefully avoid them when panning.

I hope this illustrates the distance between a brainstorming-level idea and a description with enough detail to guide implementation.

Regards,
Maciej

> 
> Cheers,
> Silvia.
> 
> On Wed, Sep 19, 2012 at 9:09 PM, Laura Carlson
> <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi Maciej,
>> 
>> Yes, I agree that the technique would need to be explained and
>> illustrated. I imagine that a UI could have a flip transition: akin to
>> flipping over a hard-copy physical photograph to read what is written
>> on the back. It that what you meant Silvia? That is what I envisioned.
>> It could be cool.
>> 
>> Best Regards,
>> Laura
>> 
>> On Tue, Sep 18, 2012 at 4:42 PM, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com> wrote:
>>> 
>>> On Sep 18, 2012, at 1:47 PM, Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> 
>>>> Hi Maciej,
>>>> 
>>>> In another thread you said:
>>>> 
>>>>> The "turn the image around" idea is handwavey to the point of uselessness.
>>>> 
>>>> Could you explain what you mean by "handwavey"? And why you believe it
>>>> would be useless? I really liked Silvia's new UI idea.
>>> 
>>> Quoting: "It could also be... listed "on the back of the image" e.g. if the UI allowed to "turn it around""
>>> 
>>> Speaking with my implementor hat on:
>>> 
>>> This lacks sufficient detail as written to actually implement anything. I don't know what "the back of the image" means, or what specifically you would do to "turn it around". This is handwaving, not a description of an actual implementable UI.
>>> 
>>> Regards,
>>> Maciej
>>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> --
>> Laura L. Carlson
> 
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