Wednesday, September 21, 2011

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

This paper analyzes tasks overview+detail, zooming, and focusing, cue based interfaces. There is a good amount of analyses of the presentation and interaction techniques for these tasks. The paper is full of examples and detailed illustrations which explain which interaction techniques work and which dont. There is a good amount of reasoning provided too for these examples. The examples using google maps was really good as I could relate to most of the points mentioned. Using commonly used applications for criticizing is one of the good things about this paper as it makes the ideas more concrete.  The paper seems to be lengthy and wordy. The paper not only talks about good interaction techniques but also criticized some of the techniques.