Evaluating the Usability of 1D Fisheye Lists


Fisheye views represent a promising solution to the problem of visualizing and interacting with large amounts of data. Such lists often require tedious scrolling, which can be cumbersome for users. In a controlled experiment we compared performance and user preferences of a fisheye list and a traditional list with a scrollbar for selection and drag & drop tasks. Users performed significantly better using the fisheye list for drag & drop tasks, whereas no significant differences were found with regard to selection tasks. In terms of satisfaction, users generally preferred the fisheye list to the standard list. A folder view with alphabetically grouped items served as a baseline condition and performed best overall.

Talk: IADIS International Conference on Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction 2009, Algarve, Portugal; 06-20-2009 - 06-22-2009; in: “Proceedings of Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction 2009 and Game and Entertainment Technologies 2009”, IADIS Press, (2009), ISBN: 978-972-8924-85-0; 176 - 180
Christoph Wimmer
Projektass. Dipl.-Ing.
Thomas Grechenig
Thomas Grechenig
Ao.Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.