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[OTZ80] [Poll] What kind of physical navigation do you want?
« on: August 25, 2010, 01:37:43 am »
As the title says: Do you want a touch pad (with the usual arrow keys surrounding it), arrow keys, or arrow keys with a small, flat joystick in the center?
(I'm referring to the Nspire's Touchpad, see here for details: http://education.ti.com/educationportal/sites/US/productDetail/us_nspire.html)

Think about how useful it might be, the cost, and support in the OS for it.
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Re: [OTZ80] [Poll] What kind of physical navigation do you want?
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2010, 01:40:07 am »
Joystick ftw. Get a little slider like what the PSP has.
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Re: [OTZ80] [Poll] What kind of physical navigation do you want?
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2010, 01:41:27 am »
I'm down for just simple arrow keys :P Makes it nice and simple

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Re: [OTZ80] [Poll] What kind of physical navigation do you want?
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2010, 04:05:28 am »
arrow keys.

ANything but the PSP 3000 joystick thing. I hated it :(
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Re: [OTZ80] [Poll] What kind of physical navigation do you want?
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2010, 06:17:20 am »
Simple arrow keys. Joysticks tend to gather a lot of dust and eventually break down and become inaccurate. Maybe what I am going to say next is BS but I think that software-technically, arrow keys are easier to handle (one key for each action) then a joystick (one stick for a wide range of actions). Also because I seem to recall we don't want a mouse interface (or was that just me?) arrow keys seem more practical.

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Also maybe the deadline should be advertised a little more so we can get a more representive overview of what the community want instead of what Builderboy,Alberhtrocks,Dj and matthias1992 (and netham, sorry I overlooked you ;)) want :P. I just intend to get a little more people on these polls so we satisfy a greater part of the community with the eventual product. Just my two cents
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Re: [OTZ80] [Poll] What kind of physical navigation do you want?
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2010, 10:45:30 am »
Arrow keys will keep it simple, though something like the nspire clickpad would be nice. Basically, a ring covering 8 buttons, making a grand total of 16 directions.

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Re: [OTZ80] [Poll] What kind of physical navigation do you want?
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2010, 08:46:06 pm »
A multi-touch touchscreen and optional external video game controllers ... j/k :P

No, arrow keys would work fine :)




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Re: [OTZ80] [Poll] What kind of physical navigation do you want?
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2010, 08:54:15 pm »
I'm down with arrow keys. :)


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Re: [OTZ80] [Poll] What kind of physical navigation do you want?
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2010, 08:56:15 pm »
Arrow keys will keep it simple, though something like the nspire clickpad would be nice. Basically, a ring covering 8 buttons, making a grand total of 16 directions.
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Re: [OTZ80] [Poll] What kind of physical navigation do you want?
« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2010, 09:00:38 pm »
16 directions seems too much for a graphing calculator, though. If we wanted to translate a graph, it'd actually be less confusing with 8 or even 4 directions to move in.




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Re: [OTZ80] [Poll] What kind of physical navigation do you want?
« Reply #10 on: August 26, 2010, 12:11:35 pm »
Arrow keys will keep it simple, though something like the nspire clickpad would be nice. Basically, a ring covering 8 buttons, making a grand total of 16 directions.
The thing I don't like about it, though, is that you need to press very hard to click. Also I don't like the button to select stuff being in the middle. If something like the clickpad is implemented, I think it should be made so it is easier to press it.

Also it shouldn't be in the middle.
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Re: [OTZ80] [Poll] What kind of physical navigation do you want?
« Reply #11 on: August 26, 2010, 02:03:27 pm »
Arrow keys will keep it simple, though something like the nspire clickpad would be nice. Basically, a ring covering 8 buttons, making a grand total of 16 directions.
The thing I don't like about it, though, is that you need to press very hard to click. Also I don't like the button to select stuff being in the middle. If something like the clickpad is implemented, I think it should be made so it is easier to press it.

Also it shouldn't be in the middle.
Agreed. We can always improve on that, however.

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Re: [OTZ80] [Poll] What kind of physical navigation do you want?
« Reply #12 on: August 26, 2010, 05:10:17 pm »
Yeah this is what I think. For a clickpad, we also need to make sure menu selection key detection is done well. Example, if you press down at 25° angle, it shouldn't act as if you pressed both left and down. Else, it's gonna be a major pain to select stuff. I had a lot of troubles playing 2D RPGs on my computer with gamepads in RPG Maker, because I was forced to use the joysticks (no d-pad support).
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Re: [OTZ80] [Poll] What kind of physical navigation do you want?
« Reply #13 on: August 26, 2010, 07:42:54 pm »
Yeah, I remember using a gba emulator on my wii, and when I used the analog stick on the nunchuck, it got annoying.
I haven't had any troubles with it on my nspire, though.

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Re: [OTZ80] [Poll] What kind of physical navigation do you want?
« Reply #14 on: August 28, 2010, 08:59:16 am »
Arrow keys. Simple and to the point. :)