Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Reaction: A Review of Overview+Detail, Zooming, and Focusing+Context Interfaces

This paper includes a plethora of details regarding interface design techniques, of which discussed are the overview+detail, zooming, context+focus, and cue. As far as project design goes, this is the most useful so far in planning appropriate interface strategies. It has, as the article states, provided this road map of interface construction using the relevant techniques discussed.  In  reading this article, I was struck by the breadth and depth of information discussed. This extended to each of the categories of interface discussed, and will help provide a foundation for, and understanding of, the particular interface we decide upon for our projects. Even with all the attached additional imagery showing particular examples, with so many additional examples discussed, they could have either discussed a few less examples, or provided a little more information on implementation of the examples that they did provide images for.