Radial Popup Menus
2007-04-24 4 Comments
Working on the (Not) Knobs series brought me to this idea of radial popup menus.
The round widget version would allow to fit menus with a low number of items that can be depicted by icons into small space (admittedly a quite specific use case). To select an item, one could could either click to bring the menu up and click again on an item, or click-hold and drag in the desired direction, release. For low sizes, this should be better than the appropriate number of option buttons, as the one larger target area is easier/faster to hit.
4 variations of the base widget with filter modes as example items, followed by the popup menu with optional labels. Then a bit of fun with transpareny and blur and finally what would be a replacement for a combo box, displaying a label for the selected item, but meant to bring up the same radial popup menu.