Pie shaped menus and digital whiteboards

1 Jul 2007 - 8:05pm
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Oleh Kovalchuke
2006

An example of donut menu (a pie with scooped out center) implemented for
touch screen: digital whiteboard by Intoi:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTsZXzUvcss . The size and location of the
icons in the menu does not change regardless of the menu size.

Pinch zoom and other iPhone/Surface goodies are demonstrated.

Another interesting application of digital drawing board as a prototyping
tool from M.I.T.:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=df8wAla57PIs .

Simply cool for illustrating Newtonian mechanics. The animated simulation
looks like it has been inspired by 'The even more incredible machine' with
hand-drawn gadgets.

--
With this proliferation of touch interfaces (here is another one for high
schools:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjdNPMZJbLs ) I have decided to learn to draw
with a pencil. Thanks to those, who recommended "Drawing on the right side
of the brain" by Betty Edwards. It is, indeed, very insightful,
practical book for beginners.

--
Oleh Kovalchuke
Interaction Design is the Design of Time
http://www.tangospring.com/IxDtopicWhatIsInteractionDesign.htm

On 6/28/07, Oleh Kovalchuke <tangospring at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> incidentally, I think, that this should become less of a problem for touch
> screens)?
>
> Aside from the difficulty of scanning the list of the items arranged in a
> circle, another obvious problem is consistency of slice position/angle/size
> for different menus within application. For instance, I would like to have
> "Copy" and "Paste" slices in exactly the same position regardless of the
> size of the menu. I wonder if the authors had addressed this issue.
>
>
>
> On 6/28/07, Dmitry Nekrasovski <mail.dmitry at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > Oleh,
> >
> > FYI, pie menus have been around for at least 20 years, and have been
> > shown to have distinct usability advantages for small and medium sized
> > menus due to greater ease of item selection:
> >
> > http://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?doid=57167.57182
> >
> > Dmitry
> >
> >

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