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Thursday, January 24th 2008, 1:42pm

Author: ThomasU

KDE4 menu: a design with no ergonomics

KDE4's launcher menu neglects an important fact: cognition and intelligence works better when body motion and spatial interaction are involved. Unfortunately, KDE4's new menu was designed as for a 1990's cell phone: you flip through menu pages. There is no spatial extension as with classical menus dating from the early 80's. The user no longer has a spatial perception of navigating a hierarchy. You are constrained within a small menu window and have to remember what menu hierarchy you are into, ...