We’re accustomed to everyting on the web bein ”just a few mouse clicks away”. The click had grown into a natural habit with most of us. Some users (like my mom) just cannot resist double clicking on everything.
But what if the inventors of the mouse, and the early adopters had choosen some other way of interacting with the computer itself?
Dontclick.it is a research project researching alternatives to clicking, and they have a flash site where you can try to navigate just by pointing and moving the mouse about in various ways.
It really feels weird to try not to click things, and I must admit that I eventually did click. It happened when I came to the phase where I wanted to add some feedback. Suddenly I just clicked the field where I was to enter my name. Totally unnessesary of course.
Don’t miss the autopilot where you can see the recordings of other peoples mouse movements. Most peoples recordings look as if they never used the mose before at all.
Try it! www.dontclick.it