Pie anyone?

Pie anyone?

Pie In The Sky « Not The User’s Fault has an interesting article on pie menus. They capitalize on Fitts law (which basically says bigger, closer targets are better for usability).
These seem especially good for manipulation of objects, such as a photo, that the user might click on in the course of workflow.
The “pie’ visual shape is not a forgone conclusion. The idea of controls/choices appearing around a central touch point is.

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