Not click. Not tap. Select.

Those inputs just won’t stay separate. Users used to tap phones and click mice. But the latest high-end devices combine the two, and it’s now highly likely your interface needs to be designed with both touch and mouse/trackpad in mind.

We all know that the language we use is critical for framing discussion. So as not to prioritise one input method over the other, I’ve been trying to modify my language to suit this multi-input world.

So, unless I’m sure only one applies, I’ve stopped saying “click” and “tap”. Instead, I say “select”.

Cennydd Bowles