Tsandilas, T. and schraefel, mc
Bubbling menus: a selective mechanism for accessing hierarchical drop-down menus
At ACM Computer/Human Interaction 2007 Conference (CHI 2007).
28 Apr - 03 May 2007.
10 pp, .
This paper introduces bubbling menus, a new design for
cascading drop-down menus. Bubbling menus combine the
bubble cursor  with directional mouse-gesture techniques
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.
Unlike 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 presented
in the paper show that bubbling menus provide an
effective alternative to accelerate menu selections tasks.
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