Manufacturer with intuitive menus?

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Re: Manufacturer with intuitive menus?

saltydogstudios wrote:

stevo23 wrote:

saltydogstudios wrote:

tbcass wrote:

rb61 wrote:

Is there one camera manufacturer that stands out as a leader when it comes to intuitive menus?

Please ignore, if possible, stratospheric priced cameras.


There is no such thing as an intuitive menu. There are menus that we are familiar with and ones we are not familiar with. How would you define intuitive? The best system is one you can design yourself.

Hick's Law is a good place to start leaning about menu design.

Good article. I think it's a good start at identifying how we approach interfaces. I think it's a good start but it can go in the other direction. With camera menus, it becomes about grouping tasks and putting them where they belong. It's that "where they belong" that can be daunting and subjective.

But maybe the real issue here is simple to solve - can you put all the most needed tasks on a button so they are one click away and let the menus be well organized for when you might want them?

My feeling is that while my Nikon menus were better than my Sony for intuitive placement and naming of things, there were enough custom buttons and dials and it operated so well through the screens that I never used the menus after I got it set up.

That's literally what I argue a couple dozen posts up from here.

Wait...this is starting to sound like something we've discussed before. 

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