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iPhone User Interface Cookbook by Cameron Banga

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Appendix A. The Importance of Direct Manipulation

Without tactile feedback for a button press, users will be looking to other cues for confirmation that an interaction has occurred correctly. As user interface designers, it is our job to make sure that it is clear to the user when they’ve properly navigated through our application.

This feedback can occur in a variety of situations, be it when pressing upon the Tab Bar, when manipulating a photo, or when flicking through a list. Because our applications run on a touch screen, it’s important that we provide proper visual feedback nearly every time the user makes contact with the screen.

Visual feedback is most common, but auditory response is also possible in our application as well. Let’s look at ...

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