Erum Tanvir, Jonathan Cullen, Pourang Irani, Andy Cockburn
2008 Proceeding of the twenty-sixth annual CHI conference on Human factors in computing systems - CHI '08  
Selecting items in cascading pull-down menus is a frequent task in most GUIs. These selections involve two major components: steering and selection, with the steering component being the most time-consuming and error-prone. We describe a new technique, called Adaptive Activation-Area Menu (AAMU) that eliminate corner steering. AAMUs contain an enlarged activation area which dynamically resizes itself providing a broader steering path for menu navigation. We also combined AAMUs with Force-field
more » ... s with Force-field menus, to create Force-AAMUs. We empirically demonstrate that AAMUs and Force-AAMUs outperformed the current default menu. We also compared performances of various other menus including Enlarged activation area menus (EMUs) and Gesture based selection with mouse as an input device. Overall, users show higher satisfaction rates for AAMUs over other menu designs.
doi:10.1145/1357054.1357270 dblp:conf/chi/TanvirCIC08 fatcat:fkbzwxlc7bbptd7wrskdwfvccy