Example of a ZUI When the level of detail present in the resized object is changed to fit the relevant information into the current size, instead of being a proportional view of the whole object, it's called semantic zooming. Some experts consider the ZUI paradigm as a flexible and realistic successor to the traditional windowing GUI, being a Post-WIMP interface. History GeoPhoenix, a Cambridge, MA, startup associated with the MIT Media Lab, founded by Julian Orbanes, Adriana Guzman, Max Riesenhuber, released the first mass-marketed commercial Zoomspace in 2002-3 on the Sony CLIÉ PDA handheld, with Ken Miura of Sony In 2006, Hillcrest Labs introduced the HoME television navigation system, the first graphical, zooming interface for television. In 2007, Microsoft's Live Labs has released a zooming UI for web browsing called Microsoft Live Labs Deepfish for the Windows Mobile 5 platform. ZUI projects Eagle Mode’s file manager displaying plain text source code directories
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Piccolo Home PageHow many versions of Piccolo are there? There three versions of Piccolo: Piccolo.Java, Piccolo.NET, and PocketPiccolo.NET. They contain the same core functionality with a few differences. Piccolo.JavaPiccolo.Java is written in 100% java, and the great thing about Java is that it runs on lots of machines including Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and Solaris. What do you mean by "Structured Graphics"? Piccolo provides support for developers of 2D (+ zooming) object-oriented graphics programs in Java and C#. This simple approach is very powerful because is enables a very decoupled object oriented approach to graphical applications. What development directions are you following? We are continuing to expand and maintain all three versions of Piccolo. How do I get a Piccolo License? It's free! Note that you are not obligated to make your applications open source. How do I contact the Piccolo team and Piccolo users? There are several ways. Where did Piccolo come from? What happened to Jazz?
The rise of Zooming User Interfaces | In usability we trustThe first time I ever read anything about Zooming User Interfaces was when I was reading The Humane Interface by Jef Raskin, where he introduced the concept of Zoom World, a whole OS based on a Zooming User Interface (ZUI). Of course this wasn’t my first encounter with this type of user interface since I’ve, among other things, been using Interactive maps like Google Maps. But it was the first time that I started considering a Zooming Interface a viable alternative to the traditional interaction idioms. In this article I will explore some of the Zooming User Interfaces out there today and also take a sneak peak of what’s around the corner. Why Zooming User Interfaces Consider this. The maze in this analogy are applications today, confined inside the constraints of the desktop metaphore. Through the evolution of man we’ve relied on recognizing landmarks as means to find our way around. Are ZUI’s difficult to use or hard to understand? Examples of ZUI’s Prezi Seadragon DeepZoom Mooncake Example
Media Research LabFor the last decade the MRL has lead research efforts in Zooming User Interfaces (ZUIs). These interfaces create an intuitive information landscape - the user moves "further away" to get an overview, or "closer" for more detail, while keeping a sense of orientation and structure that traditional "pop-up" windows and dialogues can't match. Following Ken Perlin's initial "Pad" project (and patent with Prof. Jack Schwartz), a number of systems have been developed. "Pad++" was developed in collaboration with Prof. Ben Bederson and Prof. Ongoing MRL work in this area includes ZUIs for the web and handheld devices, with uses ranging from complex software controls to authoring and reading structured documents. Zooming Pad Demo Pad Web Navigation Demo Patents PAD patent
OpenSolarisHistory OpenSolaris was based on Solaris, which was originally released by Sun in 1991. Solaris is a version of UNIX System V Release 4 (SVR4), jointly developed by Sun and AT&T to merge features from several existing Unix systems. Planning for OpenSolaris started in early 2004. The first part of the Solaris code base to be open sourced was the Solaris Dynamic Tracing facility (commonly known as DTrace), a tool that aids in the analysis, debugging, and tuning of applications and systems. In December 2008, Sun Microsystems and Toshiba America Information Systems announced plans to distribute Toshiba laptops pre-installed with OpenSolaris. On April 1, 2009, the Tecra M10 and Portégé R600 came preinstalled with OpenSolaris 2008.11 release and several supplemental software packages. On June 1, 2009, OpenSolaris 2009.06 was released, with support for the SPARC platform. There was a post confirming the leak posted to the OpenSolaris Forums on August 13, 2010.
Video Tapestries with Continuous Temporal ZoomACM Transactions on Graphics (Proc. SIGGRAPH), August 2010 A multiscale tapestry represents an input video as a seamless and zoomable summary image which can be used to navigate through the video. We present a novel approach for summarizing video in the form of a multiscale image that is continuous in both the spatial domain and across the scale dimension: There are no hard borders between discrete moments in time, and a user can zoom smoothly into the image to reveal additional temporal details. (BibTeX) Connelly Barnes, Dan B Goldman, Eli Shechtman, and Adam Finkelstein. Paper (10 MB PDF) Download Video (73 MB MPEG-4) Streaming Video Additional Results (19 MB MPEG-4)
Readings in information visualization: using vision to think - Stuart K. Card, Jock D. Mackinlay, Ben ShneidermanDemingkreisDemingkreis oder auch Deming-Rad, Shewhart Cycle, PDCA-Zyklus beschreibt einen iterativen vierphasigen Problemlösungsprozess, der seine Ursprünge in der Qualitätssicherung hat. PDCA steht hierbei für das Englische Plan -- Do -- Check -- Act, was im Deutschen auch mit ‚Planen – Tun – Überprüfen – Umsetzen‘ oder ‚Planen – Umsetzen – Überprüfen – Handeln‘ übersetzt wird. Der PDCA-Zyklus findet ebenfalls Anwendung beim kontinuierlichen Verbesserungsprozess bzw. beim Kaizen. Begriff und Geschichte[Bearbeiten] Der Begriff Deming-Kreis ist nach William Edwards Deming (1900–1993) benannt, einem amerikanischen Physiker und Statistiker, dessen Wirken maßgeblich den heutigen Stellenwert des Qualitätsmanagements beeinflusst hat. Deming selbst bezog sich dabei auf den Shewhart-Zyklus nach Walter A. Vier Schritte[Bearbeiten] Phasen des PDCA-Zyklus Der PDCA-Zyklus besteht aus vier Elementen: Plan Do Check Act Die Verbesserung dieses Standards beginnt wiederum mit der Phase Plan. Anwendung[Bearbeiten]
Tropes: Text Analysis and SemanticsAnalysis of written or spoken texts requires that certain questions should be asked with regard to certain objectives. To obtain answers to these questions, texts must be reduced as far as possible to their essentials. Designed for Information Science, Market Research, Sociological Analysis and Scientific studies, Tropes is a Natural Language Processing and Semantic Classification software that guarantees pertinence and quality in Text Analysis. Extraction of Relevant Information Tropes can immediately detect contexts, isolate themes and identify principal actors, through the application of three levels of semantic classifications. Qualitative Analysis and Categorization Tropes identifies the Text Style in order to place it in context and rapidly compare it with other texts. Chronological Analysis Tropes carries out a chronological analysis of a text from which the principal episodes can be isolated, the discussion blocks visualized and the development of an idea followed up.