The Psychology of Menu Selection
by Kent L. Norman
Publisher: Ablex Publishing Corporation 1991
Number of pages: 368
This text provides detailed theoretical and empirical information of interest to software designers and human/computer interaction specialists and researchers. A theoretical approach to menu is taken by developing a psychological theory of cognitive control by the user. A comprehensive review of empirical research on menu selection is presented in an organized fashion to aid in the design and evaluation of systems.
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