A menu system often serves as the core interaction workhorse of an application. We have researched and productized a few solutions that enhance the user’s experience. Most notably is the marking-menu which allows a user to perform a menu selection by either popping-up a radial menu or by quickly making a straight mark in the direction of the desired menu without popping-up the menu. Other investigations have focused on providing efficient access to a large number of menu-items (the HotBox), menus for pen computers (tracking menus), for rapid tool switching (pieCursor) and multitouch environments (multitouch marking menus).
Gord Kurtenbach, Bill Buxton (1993)The Limits of Expert Performance Using Hierarchic Marking Menus
Mark Tapia, Gord Kurtenbach (1995)Some Design Refinements and Principles on the Appearance and Behavior of Marking Menus
Julian Lepinski, Tovi Grossman, George Fitzmaurice (2010)The design and evaluation of multitouch marking menus
George Fitzmaurice, Justin Matejka, Azam Khan, Michael Glueck, Gord Kurtenbach (2008)PieCursor: Merging Pointing and Command Selection for Rapid In-place Tool Switching
George Fitzmaurice, Azam Khan, Rob Pieké, Bill Buxton, Gord Kurtenbach (2003)Tracking Menus
Gord Kurtenbach, George Fitzmaurice, Russel Owen, Thomas Baudel (1999)The Hotbox: efficient access to a large number of menu-items
Gord Kurtenbach, Bill Buxton, Abigail Sellen (1993)An Empirical Evaluation of Some Articulatory and Cognitive Aspects of Marking Menus