Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Which Letter Is Better?

Using the keyboard with the ribbon in Office 12 ...

"I mentioned a few days ago that the team has been immersed lately in improving the Office 2007 keyboard model. We got a lot of constructive feedback around the model from Beta 1 and so we're hard at work addressing it for Beta 2.

Today, I want to just throw out a minor but important detail of the overall design for discussion to see what you think.

As I mentioned in my original post on the keyboard model, the first step of using the keyboard with the Ribbon is pressing a letter to navigate to the tab which contains the control you want to use. For instance, many apps have a Review tab, and pressing ALT+R puts you in a mode to access the commands on the Review tab with the keyboard by pressing subsequent letters.

One of the questions we're trying to answer is: What letter should we use for the first tab of each of the Office 2007 programs?"   continued ...   (Via Jensen Harris)

Keyboard Options - User Interface Design, Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Ergonomics

Keyboard Options

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