Examples of Microinteractions



︎snapchat

1. trigger - to refresh the “chat” feed the user drags their finger from the top of the screen downward, if the finger is released the ghost is launched upward and the feed is refreshed.
2. rules - i believe this microinteraction breaks the rules since i don’t think “average” users would know this is there. i actually am not sure how i ever found this, perhaps by accident.
3. feedback - is visual. once the ghost disappears it is possible that a new chat will appear, generally, the feed stays the same (for me, at least)
4. loops and modes - this action does not loop nor is it a special mode.

︎twitter 

1. trigger - upon opening twitter, the feed is the first to load. in the lower right hand corner is an icon that features a “+ with a quill.” tapping this icon brings up the area to compose a new tweet. 
2. rules - this is the activated state of twitter where the app is ready to post your tweet.
3. feedback - this icon conveys the most with the least.
4. loops and modes - this action does not loop nor is it a special mode.

︎co–star

1. trigger - upon opening co–star, there is an area that reads “all updates︎.” when this phrase is tapped the loading screen is a black circle that resembles an eclipse of a white circle floating across it. this microinteraction tells the user the new screen/information is loading. 
2. rules - this is an updated state, and the process can not be simplified.
3. feedback - is visual animation. the “eclipse” ends when the screen has finished loading. the sequence is “eclipse” then astrology information. 
4. loops and modes - this action does not loop nor is it a special mode.

︎iMessage

1. trigger - within iMessage, there are tapbacks. these can be applied to text or images. a tap and long hold will display several options. the tapbacks (︎, ︎, etc) can be selected and there is a small sound played.
2. rules - the six given tapbacks are the contraints.
3. feedback - is visual, haptic, and sound (in the form of earcon).
4. loops and modes - this action does not loop nor is it a special mode. non-iOS users do not see tapbacks from iOS users.