Visualization and Navigation for Off-Screen Objects

Project Description

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In this project we are investigating various navigation and visualization techniques for off-screen objects. Off-Screen objects are common on devices with small displays. These could appear in spatial documents such as maps, text-based documents, and even hypertext. We are continuing to develop several visualization and navigation techniques for locating and querying off-screen objects. Extensive work remains to be done in this area, and particularly in providing models that capture the behavior patterns of users when interacting with off-screen objects.

Collaborators

Project Publications

Mahtab Nezhadasl. 2009. Two Novel Off-Screen Navigation Techniques. Master's thesis, Department of Computer Science, University of Manitoba.
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Sean Gustafson. 2008. Visualizing Off-Screen Locations on Small Mobile Displays. Master's thesis, Department of Computer Science, University of Manitoba.
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Sean Gustafson, Patrick Baudisch, Carl Gutwin and Pourang Irani. 2008. Wedge: Clutter-Free Visualization of Off-Screen Locations. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '08), 787-796.
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Sean Gustafson and Pourang Irani. 2007. Comparing Visualizations for Tracking Off-Screen Moving Targets. In Extended Abstracts of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '07), 2399-2404.
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Pourang Irani, Carl Gutwin, Grant Partridge and Mahtab Nezhadasl. 2007. Techniques for Interacting with Off-Screen Targets. In Proceedings of the IFIP International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (Interact '07), 234-249.
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Grant Partridge, Mahtab Nezhadasl, Pourang Irani and Carl Gutwin. 2007. A Comparison of Navigation Techniques across Different Types of Off-Screen Navigation Tasks. In Proceedings of the IFIP International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (Interact '07), 716-721.
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Pourang Irani, Carl Gutwin and Xing Dong Yang. 2006. Improving Selection of Off-Screen Targets with Hopping. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '06), 299-308.
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