This is my first post to the list...and I'm happy to be here! I've come
to software interface design from a graphics and web design background,
and I'm rather isolated at the small office here in Iceland which has
been merged twice now into larger corporations.
Now for my question...I've been asked to design an interface
(translation: come up with a look and feel) for a medical database
program which "may also be used on a touchscreen". They seem to have in
mind that one interface can be used for both touchscreen and
non-touchscreen devices. In my mind, these are 2 different things! Has
anyone ever done this before? Is it just done with 2 different "skins"
or settings that can be selected according to the device? Or can someone
really make a desktop program "touchable" without it looking ridiculous?
Of course you'd need many more details to really be able to answer this,
but generally speaking...?