Tidbits: Touch Screens Explained

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 Our magical devices…

They respond so elegantly to our needs. They are simple to use. But are they simple to construct?

This is the basis of design- turning complexity into simplicity. Behind the curtain, there is usually intricate architecture. In the front of the curtain- where the user’s play- it’s calm. The noisy, distracting and complicated take the form of purposeful direction; a conductor of intent.

Here is a simple graphic to explain something I’ve never investigated, but always secretly wanted to understand. Thanks Visually.

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And now the more complicated visual from How Stuff Works.

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