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Keeping things in context: a comparative evaluation of focus plus context screens, overviews and zooming

 

Users working with documents that are too large and detailed to fit the user's screen (e.g. chip designs) have the choice of zooming or applying appropriate visualization techniques. In this demonstration, we will present focus plus context screens-wall-size low-resolution displays with an embedded high-resolution display region. They allow users to view details of a document up close, while simultaneously seeing peripheral parts of the document in lower resolution. Unlike overview plus detail, focus plus context screens do not require users to visually switch between multiple views. Unlike fisheye views, focus plus context screens do not introduce distortion.

 
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Baudisch, P. ; Good, N. ; Bellotti, V. ; Schraedley, P. K. Keeping things in context: a comparative evaluation of focus plus context screens, overviews and zooming. ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2002); 2002 April 20-25; Minneapolis; MN. NY: ACM; 2002; 259-266.