Gilles Bailly, Antti Oulasvirta
Menu interfaces for command selection first appeared in 1968 with the AMBIT/G system and were later popularized in the Xerox Star in 1981. Today, menus are among the most commonly used user interface types. The design of menus thus strongly affects the usability and user experience of interactive computing. Evidence for their relevance is the fact that menu designs of important applications have at times received wide media publicity. Recent examples include the iPhone application menu, the ribbon of Microsoft Office, the privacy settings panel of Facebook, and the application launch menu of Microsoft Metro. Here we discuss a…
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