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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 At CHI: ACM Conference on Human Factors, United States. , 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

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Published date: 2007
Additional Information: Event Dates: April 2007
Venue - Dates: CHI: ACM Conference on Human Factors, United States, 2007-04-01
Keywords: Adaptive/-able user interfaces, customization, cascading menus, mouse gestures.
Organisations: Agents, Interactions & Complexity


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Date deposited: 15 Jan 2007
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 07:46

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Author: Theophanis Tsandilas
Author: m.c. schraefel

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