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.
Ben Bederson, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Director of the Human-Computer Interaction Lab
Bederson, B. B. (November 2000)
Proceedings of ACM Conference on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST 2000), pp. 217-226, ACM Press.
Bederson, B.B. (May 2000)
Java applet comparing Fisheye Menus to traditional arrowbar, scrollbar, and hierarchical menus.