Neural QC: foot switches doubling as knobs, and touchscreen

I just saw this video from NAMM 2020 of a prototype of the Neural DSP Quad Cortex multi-fx / modelling unit which has 10 footswitches also doubling as knobs for adjusting parameters. Seems like a clever way to increase the amount of on-device controls.

Would it make sense to consider this in the design for the MOD Dwarf?

That device also has a touchscreen which at first sounds great. I saw some people raising concerns that it would be more prone to breakage, but I’m not sure if that’s a fair criticism.