Cracking the Elusive Word Processing Tablet UI

Hey, I wrote up a post on my blog detailing my thoughts and analysis on the market for Office-like tablet applications and how I believe a successful text editor can be implemented. As far as I'm concerned, text input/document creation on tablet devices has so far been a failure. This can be seen by how the current Office solutions are more-or-less desktop applications made to run on mobile tablets. I proposed multiple gesture-based solutions for one of the hardest UIs to create!

Here's a few screenshots to show what exactly I mean about a "gesture-based Word UI."


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This is how the user could select the font color for selected text

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This is my proposed menu system, but it's obviously difficult to understand based on one image. The gestures and the bar are all described in the post!


I hope you guys enjoy and have feedback on how to design this UI! :)