Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Jensen Harris: An Office User Interface Blog : Giving You Fitts

Another great essay with Office design insights from Jensen Harris; read the full post... 

Speed of target acquisition is but one of the many characteristics of a graphical user interface, but it's an important one. In Office's redesign, we've tried to take advantage of Fitts' Law in several key ways: the control layout and scaling of the Ribbon, the Mini Toolbar and other "by the cursor" contextual UI, and the usage of the edges and corners of the screen for the Quick Access Toolbar and Office Button.

Source: Jensen Harris: An Office User Interface Blog : Giving You Fitts

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