A few weeks ago I had an life changing experience whilst presenting using PowerPoint. Its best summed up with the text I posted on the Microsoft Expert Innovators Yammer group:
“Amazeballs!!! Did you know the pinch gesture works when presenting in PowerPoint – you can zoom in, and zoom out takes you to the thumbnail slide deck so you can select non linear slides…, couple this with annotations and, well, amazeballs!!!”
I was a little excited when I wrote that!
Later on, I investigated a bit more, and put together a little how to graphic, showing the way the pinch gesture works in PowerPoint. I love how it can be used to zoom in too force focus on a slide, or zoom out so the presenter can go anywhere within the presentation.
I then decided that I needed to investigate the different ways windows software behave when using inking or gestures. Being a scientist, I collated my test results and with some prompting from @Pip Cleaves, I’ve even turned it all into a bit of an info graphic.
Touch_Stylus_Info_v1 (this is the downloadable PDF)
I would be interested in peoples thoughts as to which behaviours and interface is the best, and should we as educators be advocating to the companies a more standard set of expected behaviours, or is variety the spice of life?