Mr Tappy is a kit for filming mobile
phones, tablet computers and handheld devices from the user's point of
Originally designed as a filming rig for iPad usability testing, Mr Tappy
lets you capture or share user interaction with mobile devices during
user experience research, product demonstrations or classroom presentations.
Mr Tappy works with mobile devices like iphone, ipad,
ipod, smart phones, ebook readers, touch screen and buttons.
Mr. Tappy is a snip to set up and use - Simply attach
your webcam and any type of mobile device, set the camera height and angle,
then sit back to watch the interaction unfold.
Mr Tappy provides an adjustable and lightweight camera
mount allowing natural mobile device interaction to be captured from the
user's perspective. Film what happens on screen and the user's fingertips
as they interact with the device.
This universal camera mount works well with devices
with touch screens, buttons, keypads, gestures, multi-touch and stylus
use and is a particular favourite of iPad and smartphone app developers.
Uses for Mr Tappy:
Record or share usability test sessions while capturing your users interacting
naturally with a mobile device, apps or software.
Mount a camera on Mr Tappy to film interaction for later analysis or share
in real time by relaying a feed into an observation room where stakeholders
can see things exactly as the user sees them.
UX and human factors research
Capture on screen UX directly from the user perspective with Mr Tappy
and a webcam. Swap the webcam for a Micro DV cam to capture use during
contextual or field research studies - In the street or on the couch,
Mr Tappy will be in on the action.
Put your students in the picture. Set up Mr Tappy and a camera on your
tablet or iPad and display your activity on a larger screen to share with
Demonstration / Education
Record tutorial videos - let your customers or students see exactly what
you do, how and where you tap as well as the on-screen action.
With cursors and clicks screen capture was all you needed, but with taps
and no cursor, Mr Tappy and a webcam are the tools for the job.
About Mr Tappy:
Mr Tappy came from humble beginnings - in fact,
he originally was made from plastic cut with a hacksaw and bent over a
household toaster. This solution worked fine as a usability filming rig
a few years back when 'a phone was a phone' …but when touch screens
and tablet devices arrived, a more flexible and stable solution was required.
Through a series of prototypes and testing with some of Europe's largest
technology design and research agencies, Mr Tappy was born.
Mr Tappy was designed by Nick Bowmast, a UX
researcher helping companies develop better products and services
through customer insights. Often these products involve mobile devices
and the insights come from watching them use products.
Mr Tappy is a product developed by Bowmast.
User Experience and Design Research
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Tablet computers: Apple iPad, Motorola
Xoom, Samsung Galaxy Tab
Mobile phones: iPhone, Blackberry,
Nokia, Android etc.
Ebook readers: Amazon Kindle, Nook
Devices with buttons, touch screens,
number pads, QWERTY keyboards and slide-out keyboards
Hand-held medical devices
Courier despatch handsets
Personal navigation and GPS units
+ Universities, usability folk, app-builders