I missed the 50th anniversary of Paul Fitts' paper The information capacity of the human motor system in controlling the amplitude of movements. I wasn't exactly expecting street parties, but June 2004 slipped by without even a celebratory cup of tea. The title of the paper may not mean much on its own, but I end up discussing Fitts' Law with interaction designers at least once a week, so I would count it as one of the more robust works in our field. The conversations usually go something like this: You have a news item on this page with…
You must be a member of SIGCHI, a subscriber to ACM's Digital Library, or an interactions subscriber to read the full text of this article.
GET ACCESSJoin ACM SIGCHI
In addition to all of the professional benefits of being a SIGCHI member, members get full access to interactions online content and receive the print version of the magazine bimonthly.
Subscribe to the ACM Digital Library
Get access to all interactions content online and the entire archive of ACM publications dating back to 1954. (Please check with your institution to see if it already has a subscription.)
Subscribe to interactions
Get full access to interactions online content and receive the print version of the magazine bimonthly.