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One solution is to show a magnified version directly above where the user is currently hovering. Look at how YouTube deals with seeking long videos, for example: This allows the user to select a rough time period they are interested in, then make a finer selection using the shorter-interval magnification. The Music app on the iPhone/iPod has a feature ...


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Do the objects have to be that small ? For instance you can use lines instead of dots and show more information when hoover. The area of selection gets way bigger since it does not depend on Y and X axis but on X only.


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Fitts's Law is the thing you want to test. Fitts's law (often cited as Fitts' law) is a model of human movement primarily used in human–computer interaction and ergonomics that predicts that the time required to rapidly move to a target area is a function of the distance to the target and the size of the target. Fitts's law is used to model the act of ...


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Let the user select a container box. Then system should make the first object in that box as current object and highlight it (as we do highlight current list item). User should be able to move through the objects using left arrow and right arrow keys of keyboard or by clicking on the arrow buttons provided on either side of the selected container box. ...


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Leaving space between the active areas reduces the chance of launching the wrong app. Though it also reduces the chances of launching the right app, the trade-off is worth it, especially when you consider the costs associated with not launching the right app on the first press (just try again a split-second later) and the costs associated with launching ...



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