Multi-Touch Gestures
by Gabriele Meldaikyte

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Royal College of Art student Gabriele Meldaikyte has designed a set of interactive exhibits for a museum of iPhone gestures (+ slideshow).

Multi-Touch Gestures by Gabriele Meldaikyte

Above: tap gesture

"There are five multi-touch gestures forming the language we use between our fingers and iPhone screens," says Meldaikyte. "This is the way we communicate, navigate and give commands to our iPhones."

Multi-Touch Gestures by Gabriele Meldaikyte

Above: scroll gesture

She used wood and acrylic to make five 3D objects that recreate the physical actions required to operate a touch-screen smartphone, using newspaper clippings, book pages and paper maps to represent the data being manipulated.

Multi-Touch Gestures by Gabriele Meldaikyte

Above: pinch gesture

"I believe that in ten years or so these gestures will completely change, therefore my aim is to perpetuate them so they become accessible for future generations," she explains.

Multi-Touch Gestures by Gabriele Meldaikyte

Above: swipe gesture

The project was presented at the V&A museum during a Friday Late evening event at the end of November.

Multi-Touch Gestures by Gabriele Meldaikyte

Above: flick gesture

Originally from Lithuania, Meldaikyte is currently studying on Platform 17 of MA Design Products at London's Royal College of Art, tutored by Ian Ferguson and Martin Postler. She is due to graduate in June.

Multi-Touch Gestures by Gabriele Meldaikyte

Other ways of operating a smartphone on Dezeen include Dominic Wilcox's stylus that straps over his nose for using his iPhone phone in the bath.

  • Luis

    When the installation is interactive a video would be great! Thank you for sharing these.

  • http://ocallaghandesign.co.uk Patrick O’Callaghan

    I love the artwork here but I don’t understand the application – what is the objective?

  • Archstu.

    I dont like this. I cant quite say why but it feels very shallow, kitch and ultimately forgettable.