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Zooming User Interfaces 1978 - 2012 - ...
Transcript of Zooming User Interfaces 1978 - 2012 - ...
Welcome to the Zooming World!
this lecture is mainly based on the works of
Prof. Dr. Andreas Butz
Spatial Memory Testing: Visual Pattern Span
Spatial memory is the part of memory responsible for recording information about one's environment and its spatial orientation.
Zooming user interface or zoomable user interface is a graphical environment where users can change the scale of the viewed area in order to see more detail.
Complex Number Calculator CNC
ZUSE computer 1943
Punched card storage 1950s - 1970s
Comand line interface / terminals 1960s -
Xerox PARC 1970s
Windows 7 (2009)
Mac OS X Tiger (2005)
Spatial Data Management System (MIT 1978)
2007 PREZI startup
2008 MS Photosynth
Later sold to MS
Seadragon Demo 2007
Brief History of User Interfaces
Brief History of ZUIs
"It doesn't matter how much information we are looking at…
The only thing that ought to limit the performance of the system like this one is the number of pixels on your screen at any given moment."
Blaise Aguera y Arcas / Seadragon
Where is the exit of this building?
Unlimited screen real estate
Locating and refinding objects is easier
You always have the "big picture"
Loosing objects in space
Zooming navigation can be too fast - for older people - or too slow
PREZI employees have any opinion?
UX books to read
This is a great book about UX basics and measurement
(from 2000, now slightly outdated)
Great observations and conclusions about user behavior.
Very funny too :)
Why is UI so important and how to prove this to management