Split Menus: Effectively Using Selection Frequency to Organize Menus

@article{Sears1994SplitME,
  title={Split Menus: Effectively Using Selection Frequency to Organize Menus},
  author={Andrew Sears and Ben Shneiderman},
  journal={ACM Trans. Comput.-Hum. Interact.},
  year={1994},
  volume={1},
  pages={27-51}
}
When some items in a menu are selected more frequently than others, as is often the case, designers or individual users may be able to speed performance and improve preference ratings by placing several high-frequency items at the top of the menu. Design guidelines for split menus were developed and applied. Split menus were implemented and tested in two in situ usability studies and a controlled experiment. In the usability studies performance times were reduced by 17 to 58% depending on the… CONTINUE READING
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