10. März 2010

Fitts's law

Liebe THS-Leser, ich nehme an, Ihr habt schon alle die aktuelle Alertbox gelesen: Closeness of Actions and Objects in GUI Design.

Even though it's an ancient insight and is covered in countless books and courses, we frequently see users overlook features because layouts violate the closeness rule. When buttons, drop-downs, checkboxes, or other actionable GUI elements are too far away from the objects they act on, people don't see them. Often, users don't realize what they're missing and simply assume the features aren't available.

Ein schöner und kurzer Beitrag. Mich wundert allerdings, dass der Text nirgends Fitts's law erwähnt. Oder habe ich das überlesen?