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Bubbling menus: a selective mechanism for accessing hierarchical drop-down menus

Bubbling menus: a selective mechanism for accessing hierarchical drop-down menus
Bubbling menus: a selective mechanism for accessing hierarchical drop-down menus
This paper introduces bubbling menus, a new design for cascading drop-down menus. Bubbling menus combine the bubble cursor [10] 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.
adaptive/-able user interfaces, customization, cascading menus, mouse gestures
9781595935939
1195-1204
Tsandilas, T.
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schraefel, mc
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Tsandilas, T. and schraefel, mc (2007) 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, pp. 1195-1204.

Tsandilas, T. and schraefel, mc (2007) 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, pp. 1195-1204.

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Abstract

This paper introduces bubbling menus, a new design for cascading drop-down menus. Bubbling menus combine the bubble cursor [10] 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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Submitted date: 2007
Venue - Dates: ACM Computer/Human Interaction 2007 Conference (CHI 2007), 2007-04-28 - 2007-05-03
Keywords: adaptive/-able user interfaces, customization, cascading menus, mouse gestures

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Local EPrints ID: 48794
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/48794
ISBN: 9781595935939
PURE UUID: 3cb0941d-23d7-4837-92bb-f99bc2149705

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Date deposited: 16 Oct 2007
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 14:58

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Author: T. Tsandilas
Author: mc schraefel

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