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I know nothing about mountaineering, looking at the concentric circles input diagram though these things stood out to me. It does a very good job in concisely capturing the essence of the 2 dropdown menus and allows a user familiar to the system to quickly select their current location. However, it does take a moment to decipher what the diagram is ...


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Your proposed solution looks great and should work fine. That being said, I can give a few inputs to possibly improvise it. Mountaineers and Hikers use something called as Alpine Club Maps or AV Maps to orient themselves. You can take a hint from these maps to include certain things so as to provide a bit more details to mountaineers. For example: Contour ...


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I'm not expert in this field, still I see some flexibility can be provided to the mountaineer, like re-sizing and positioning the concentric circles to mean something like:- There is no 'Below' on the East side, and I'm on the NE Alpine. Please refer to the modified image below. Ignore this suggestion if this doesn't make sense.


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Proximity is only half of Fitts' Law. Size is the other half. While displaying a radial menu around a cursor seems like it solves the proximity problem, the fact is it doesn't make things that much closer. The standard Windows Start or Mac Apple menu buttons are usually much farther away from the cursor, yet they are much easier and faster to hit than ...


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I don't know the specific case of the app you would like to design. But that idea looks like it would work for a group of a few options (about 4 or 5). I think how this would work best is if you have a screen area where a click triggers a circle to pop over the surroundings. However the user would have to hold the mouse in order the well to stay. Then, the ...



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