Design issues related to pie menus for 5-way joysticks

Tuomas Vaittinen*, Timo Pekka Viljamaa, Petri Piippo

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Although linear textual menus are a widely adopted solution in the mobile phone user interfaces, alternatives that would take smaller amount of screen real estate exist, e.g. toolbars and pie menus. Pie menus also provide access to functions with fewer key presses than traditional Options menu but are best suited for expert users. We compared toolbars and pie menus as a way to access most often used functions of a mobile media player. Based on user test results, we selected pie menus for implementation into a prototype and made another user test to see what kind of design considerations are related to pie menus for digital joysticks. The user feedback was positive and six design issues were identified.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMobility Conference 2007 - The 4th Int. Conf. Mobile Technology, Applications and Systems
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2007
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference on Mobile Technology, Applications and Systems Mobility - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 10 Sep 200712 Sep 2007
Conference number: 4


ConferenceInternational Conference on Mobile Technology, Applications and Systems Mobility
OtherIncorporating the 1st International Symposium on Computer Human Interaction in Mobile Technology, IS-CHI 2007


  • joystick
  • mobile multimedia
  • mobile phone
  • pie menu
  • toolbar
  • UI widget
  • user interface
  • user-centered design


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