Fisheye Menus

Project description:

We are investigating techniques to support selection of an item from a long linear list.  This issue comes up for data-driven applications, such as e-commerce on the Web where a user must select a country, state, city, service, etc.  The primary technique we are looking at is the application of fisheye views to linear lists.  The image below shows a snapshot of the fisheye menu. Click on it to try a live demo.

Participants:

 Ben Bederson, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Director of the Human-Computer Interaction Lab

 Publications:

Bederson, B. B. (November 2000)
Fisheye Menus
Proceedings of ACM Conference on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST 2000), pp. 217-226, ACM Press.

 Bederson, B.B. (May 2000)
 Fisheye Menus
 CS-TR-4138, UMIACS-TR-2000-31

 Demos:

 Java applet comparing Fisheye Menus to traditional arrowbar, scrollbar, and hierarchical menus.

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