Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 8th Jan 2008 22:30 UTC, submitted by Coxy
Graphics, User Interfaces I detailed Fitts' Law not too long ago in one of my usability terms articles (the series will pick up later on, by the way, I am currently too busy with my bachelor's thesis), and this article is a very detailed addition. It is a little old (October 2007), though. "Back in school, I remember that it wasn't until I started taking classes in physics that calculus made any kind of real sense to me. I just need diagrams to function. In that spirit, I thought it would be nice to go over Fitts's Law, a staple in the HCI diet, with a few visuals to explain both the concept and why it's ideas are a bit more complicated than most would have you believe."
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RE: Learning process
by Thom_Holwerda on Fri 11th Jan 2008 12:14 UTC in reply to "Learning process"
Thom_Holwerda
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2005-06-29

But leave aside these obvious ones, isn't it possible that learning is the key factor?


That's the big weakness of Fitts', and the reason why its importance should not be overstated: it does not take learning into account.

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