A comparison of selection times from walking and pull-down menus

Neff Walker, John B. Smelcer

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Abstract

This paper reports on an experiment that investigated factors which effect selection time from walking menus and bar or pull-down menus. The primary focus was on the use of impenetrable borders and on expanding target areas on the two menus types. The results show that both factors can be used to facilitate menu selection, with the use of borders being most beneficial. In addition, the results suggest that even on large monitors, the time required to access items from a bar menu is less than that required for the best walking menu.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 1990
EditorsJane Carrasco Chew, John Whiteside
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages221-225
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)0201509326
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 1990
Externally publishedYes
Event1990 SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 1990 - Seattle, United States
Duration: Apr 1 1990Apr 5 1990

Publication series

NameConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings

Other

Other1990 SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 1990
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle
Period4/1/904/5/90

Keywords

  • Menu selection
  • Motor movement
  • Mouse movement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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