Bubbling Menus: A Selective Mechanism for Accessing Hierarchical Drop-Down Menus

Tsandilas, Theophanis and schraefel, m.c. (2007) Bubbling Menus: A Selective Mechanism for Accessing Hierarchical Drop-Down Menus. In, CHI: ACM Conference on Human Factors, San Jose, CA, USA, ACM Press, 1195- 1204.


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This paper introduces bubbling menus, a new design for pull-down cascading menus. Bubbling menus combine the bubble cursor [1] with directional mouse-gesture tech-niques to facilitate the access of certain items in a menu, such as frequently selected items. Through an extensive iterative design process, we explore bubbling menus in the context of adaptive and customizable user interfaces. Un-like other adaptation and customization techniques such as split menus, bubbling menus do not disrupt the original structure of menus and enable the activation of menus far from a menu bar. Results from two evaluation studies pre-sented in the paper show that bubbling menus provide an effective alternative to accelerate menu selections tasks

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Event Dates: April 2007
Keywords: Adaptive/-able user interfaces, customization, cascading menus, mouse gestures.
Divisions: Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Electronics and Computer Science > Agents, Interactions & Complexity
ePrint ID: 263320
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2007
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 20:07
Publisher: ACM Press
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URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/263320

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