Agh, so forgettable, so get-wrong-able. This stresses me out just thinking about setting my Coin code in the future.
I have a hard time remembering "normal" passwords, let alone a new format. After setting up Coin on iOS, I've already forgot my morse code password, so there's that.
I mean, obviously, right?!
Design isn't just innovation, it's solving within context. And this fails hugely in that regard, in my opinion. I'm guessing we'll see the return of passwords (two-factor auth would be perfect here) in short order.
Aside from the difficulty with memorability, this has implications regarding security. It's already fairly easy to observe someone's typing from a distance (shouldersurfing) and once you remove position from the recipe of a user's passcode, observing a passcode from a distance would be so much easier.
For those not aware - one of the features planned in Coin is to have a morse code tap system on the card itself to "lock" it to a certain card, which prevents accidental card switching when you have to hand it to someone else to swipe (for example, a server). Because there's only the one button on the product, it's the only way they can attach a passcode to it without things being super clunky. I believe the idea is to get you to learn the system in a safe place with instructions before you have to set the code on your card.
Without that context, it seems like a terrible UX decision with no real purpose other than to look "innovative", but they're setting up a learning environment so you're ready and remember your passcode for the physical device once you have it. I do wish it was able to capture your taps on a more nuanced level, though (so I can just tap out a rhythm to my favorite song or something).
The concept is interesting, but the animation from short to long press is unpleasant.
I hope that they wouldn't show the onscreen feedback when entering the password, only setting it. Otherwise it'd be very easy to figure out someone else's pattern.
People will always forget. Only way is to make them remember the passkeys contextually. So thats where PIN number is still working.
I guess iOS 8 is almost here, and I would prefer touch ID/4PIN over this.
I like that they're trying something new, but this seems like it will be a colossal disaster.
Impossible to remember. Less secure potentially. Takes forever to enter.