Monday, September 19, 2011

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

The paper puts forth some techniques of visualization, such as panning and zooming, overview and detailed interface in a lucid manner. Some of the examples mentioned in the paper are very good and current day applications, such as Google maps. I found the discussion on fish eye effect through the example of Mac OS X icon panel especially, very interesting. Another point worth mentioning is the use of diagrams and the introduction to each type of interface and the subsequent detailed analysis described in the paper.