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Thursday, June 16, 2005


What a clever idea. A never click your mouse interface. But what happens when you are trying to select an item out of a list? Will the wrong thing open when you pass over it inadvertedly? ...   continued ...   (Via Bokardo)

No Click Interface - User Interface Design, Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Ergonomics


Anonymous raoul dobal said...

I wonder why this is so clever. Granted, it is very refreshing, but what is wrong with point and click? The click IMHO is a confirmation that I want to access that link. Also looking at how non-hype-people (many of the elder -generation for instance) still doubleclick any link on a webpage, I would doubt that a change in basic web-behaviour does make sense.

Nevertheless, what this experiment shows is that pointing can convey additional, meaningful information. We implemented a very successfully little feature in the content-editing part of an application. There the mouse-over calls up a preview window. Saves enormous amounts of space and is a feature that has called immediate positive response. Not rocketscience, not bleeding-edge nor fantastic coding, but the mouseover does help to save considerable time (+30 minutes when editing 200 or so entries).

So - the mouseover-information is very useful - even part or the WAG 2x guidelines but I believe that the click is still required.

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