|You are a junior member of this interaction design team and
you have been asked to create a novel elastic interaction that will operate like
a portal into an information space of your choosing. You want to create a combination of
interaction dynamics that fits well with the objects and information you are
displaying. In this design task you will create only sufficient screens
to demonstrate the look and feel of interaction.
Important aspects of interaction design include creating
valuable, compelling, and empowering information experiences. As such
interaction design is concerned with organising, presenting data or information.
Often this involves motion or navigation with respect to information. This
navigation can be accessing, opening up, stepping into, stepping around or just
generally exploring information.
- You will apply your knowledge of elastic
presentation and detail-in-context to design a fluid access method.
- You will generate sketched designs in your
sketchbook of possible dynamic portal interactions with sketched explanations of
how it can be used.
- You will implement and package your design on
the class web site so others can try it.
- You will create only a web-based portfolio summary of this
What you will be given
The elastic presentation library. This library has been
wrapped as a com object to be used in C#.
- Instructions and tutorial samples are also available.
www.cpsc.ucalgary.ca/grouplab/cookbook/ and click on the EPS toolkit
link in the sidebar. The password has been provided in class.
Your exercise will be loosely based on the breakdown
mentioned in previous classes.
We strongly suggest you look through readings 2,3 and 4 and
at least scan the rest.
- Eric A. Bier and Maureen C. Stone and Ken Pier and Ken Fishkin and Thomas
Baudel and Matt Conway and William Buxton and Tony DeRose.
Toolglass and Magic Lenses: The See-Through
Interface. Proceedings of ACM CHI'94 Conference on Human Factors in
Computing Systems, Vol. 2, pp. 445-446, 1994.
- M. S. T. Carpendale and C. Montagnese.
A Framework for Unifying Presentation Space. UIST'01, Proceedings of
the ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, p 61-70, ACM
- M. S. T. Carpendale, D. Cowperthwaite, M.-A. D. Storey, and F. D. Fracchia.
Exploring Distinct Aspects of the Distortion
Viewing Paradigm. Technical. Report No. CMPT1997-08, School of
Computing Science, Simon Fraser University, March 1997
- George W. Furnas. Generalized Fisheye Views.
Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computer Systems,
ACM CHI'86, pp. 16-23, 1986.
- J. van der Heyden, M. S. T. Carpendale, K. Inkpen and S. Atkins.
Case Study: Visual Presentation of Magnetic Resonance
Images. VIS'98: Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Visualization,
pages 423-426, IEEE Computer Society Press, 1998.
- Y. K. Leung and M. D. Apperley. A Review
and Taxonomy of Distortion-Oriented Presentation Techniques. ACM
Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction, 1(2), pp. 126-160, 1994.
Here are a variety of museum web sites. What can you
do with these?