Design is a funny word. Some people think design means how it looks. But of course, if you dig deeper, it's really how it works. - Steve Jobs
Beauty is effortless and efficient. It’s the difference between a ballet dancer and that dude or gal who’s trying too hard on the dance floor. No matter how hard something is in reality, it has to look easy. But designed beauty is not merely beautiful. It serves a purpose. You are creating contrast and hierarchy. You are leading someone’s eye. Beauty can make someone spot your poster. Hierarchy makes them read a headline and then see the date and details. - Ash Huang, Designerd at Pinterest
What this tells us is that gesture-based controls seem to come naturally to us, or at least can be picked up quickly. If that alone isn’t reason enough to embrace it, let’s take a more practical look. - Gestures & Animations: The Pillars of Mobile Design
- Less Clutter: As if the size limitations on mobile devices weren’t bad enough, the common lack of a keyboard means often the UI control panel is squeezed onto the screen, sacrificing valuable content space. But the more an app/site relies on gesture controls, the less buttons on-screen, and thus more content.
- More Fun: While this may not seem like a practical factor in making a business decision, the fact is people will choose a fun app/site over a slightly more useful one.
- More Potential: Every corner of mouse pointing-and-clicking has pretty much been explored by now, and it’s rare to see something new with it these days. However, gesture controls are still very much new and exciting, and can be interpreted in many more ways. With a little ingenuity and imagination, you can create something no one’s ever done before. If you have doubts about this, just look at the diversity of touch-based video games.
This freebie is "a set of more than 50 free gesture icons designer for multi-purpose devices". - Gesture Icons
You can use the royalty-free icons for any personal, commercial project including web design, software, application, advertising, film, video, computer game, gui design, illustration, for you or for your clients.
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