Factors Affecting the Usefulness of Impenetrable Interface Element Borders

@article{Farris2002FactorsAT,
  title={Factors Affecting the Usefulness of Impenetrable Interface Element Borders},
  author={J. Shawn Farris and Keith S. Jones and Brent A. Anders},
  journal={Human factors},
  year={2002},
  volume={44 4},
  pages={578-91}
}
N. Walker and J. B. Smelcer (1990) found that selection times for menus could be reduced by placing the menus adjacent to the edge of the screen; this creates a border between the menu and the edge of the screen that the mouse cursor cannot penetrate. Based on this finding, they proposed that selection times for graphical user interface targets could be reduced by employing these impenetrable borders. Four studies tested this prediction with a Web browser's back button and scroll bar. Results… CONTINUE READING