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Icon abacus and ghost icons


Two-dimensional icon layouts are a familiar way to present information about the documents in a collection. We present two techniques that make collection visualizations more informative. Icon abacus uses the horizontal position of icon groups to communicate additional document attributes. Ghost icons show which documents are linked from a selected one by adding temporary icons and by highlighting or dimming existing ones.

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Bier, E. A. ; Perer, A. Icon abacus and ghost icons (demonstration). Proceedings of the 5th ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries 2005 (JCDL 2005); 2005 June 7-11; Denver; CO; USA. NY: ACM; 2005; 404.


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