Multi-Touch Gestures: design by Gabriele Meldaikyte

This is the way we communicate, navigate and give commands to our iPhones

by Valentina Ieva
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The project designed by Gabriele Meldaikyte has been shown/exhibited during Friday late on 30th of November 2012 in V&A.

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

Nowadays, finger gestures like tap / scroll / flick / swipe / pinch are considered to be 'signatures' of the Apple iPhone. 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.

I have translated this interface language of communication into 3D objects which mimic every multi-touch gesture. My project is an interactive experience, where visitors can play, learn and be part of the exhibition.

Gabriele Meldaikyte said: "I have to point out, that this project could be interpret as ironic approach to Iphone's gestures. For example: tap gesture comes from keyboard and keyboard at this point is shown as transparent piece of plastic with popping out spirals.

The idea of choosing gestures came out from my current interest and concentration on working on the topic 'one-handedness' for my final MA project at Royal College of Art. This 3 weeks project is to me more like an exercise, test which gives me more ideas for my final project".

    • Valentina Ieva

      Valentina Ieva


      Bari / Italy

      Laureata in Ingegneria edile-architettura, giornalista per professione, web writer per diletto. Amante di architettura, design, fotografia e libri di carta. Dipendente dai social, Instagram e InstaStories su tutti. Affamata di vita, viaggi e storie da scoprire. Qualunque forma d'arte mi affascina da sempre e non posso pensare una vita senza: emozioni forti, immaginazione, buona musica, cucina pugliese, sole e gatti. Per dirla con le parole di Battiato, non potrei vivere senza: ‘un soffio al)