Unintended effects: varying icon spacing changes users' visual search strategy

@inproceedings{Everett2004UnintendedEV,
  title={Unintended effects: varying icon spacing changes users' visual search strategy},
  author={Sarah P. Everett and Michael D. Byrne},
  booktitle={CHI},
  year={2004}
}
Users of modern GUIs routinely engage in visual searches for various control items, such as buttons and icons. Because this is so ubiquitous, it is important that the visual properties of user interfaces support such searches. The current research is aimed at deepening our understanding of how the visual spacing between icons affects visual search times. We constructed an experiment based on previous icon sets [8] where spacing between icons was systematically manipulated, and for which we had… CONTINUE READING
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