August 19, 2004 at 9:45 AM
Dave Shea writes a great post about how he made use of a larger target area for the navigation in his latest redesign. He cites Fitts' Law in his post. This technique reminds me of the days when I worked in Multimedia where the UI was a touch-screen interface, the buttons and clickable areas were much larger to accommodate this. We called them "Hot Spots." The same can be said for sites that need to appeal to an audience who can't easily maneuver a mouse (i.e. those who may have disabilities that effect their hand movements). It's good to see designers are starting to pay attention to HCI.