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Author Jain, Ajay
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword User interface ♦ Application layout ♦ Menu positioning
Abstract There is a time value associated with the action an application user must perform to traverse menu items to reach a specific option. The time value increases when menu options are arranged within multiple nested menus. This work proposes a new menu layout that helps reduce the time required to traverse menus, especially those with multiple levels of nesting. This work also includes the results of a statistical experiment that measures the time taken to traverse using the suggested approach. The results are compared with the time taken to traverse using the traditional menu layout. Experimental data (under pre-defined assumptions) seems to significantly favor the proposed approach. The work presents data samples, assumptions, and limitations of the proposed approach.
Description Affiliation: Adobe Systems Incorporated, Noida, India (Jain, Ajay)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1979-04-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal ACM SIGSOFT Software Engineering Notes (SOEN)
Volume Number 36
Issue Number 5
Page Count 8
Starting Page 1
Ending Page 8


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Source: ACM Digital Library