Designing to facilitate browsing: A look back at the Hyperties workstation browser

dc.contributor.authorShneiderman, Benen_US
dc.contributor.authorPlaisant, Catherineen_US
dc.contributor.authorBotafogo, Rodrigoen_US
dc.contributor.authorHopkins, Donen_US
dc.contributor.authorWeiland, Williamen_US
dc.date.accessioned2004-05-31T20:59:26Z
dc.date.available2004-05-31T20:59:26Z
dc.date.created1991-05en_US
dc.date.issued1998-10-15en_US
dc.description.abstractSince browsing hypertext can present a formidable cognitive challenge, user interface design plays a major role in determining acceptability. In the Unix workstation version of Hyperties, a research-oriented prototype, we focussed on design features that facilitate browsing. We first give a general overview of Hyperties and its markup language. Customizable documents can be generated by the conditional text feature that enables dynamic and selective display of text and graphics. In addition we present: - an innovative solution to link identification: pop-out graphical buttons of arbitrary shape. - application of pie menus to permit low cognitive load actions that reduce the distraction of common actions, such as page turning or window selection. - multiple window selection strategies that reduce clutter and housekeeping effort. We preferred piles-of-tiles, in which standard-sized windows were arranged in a consistent pattern on the display and actions could be done rapidly, allowing users to concentrate on the contents. (Also cross-referenced as CAR-TR-494)en_US
dc.format.extent298520 bytes
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/postscript
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/362
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.relation.isAvailableAtDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.relation.isAvailableAtUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.relation.isAvailableAtTech Reports in Computer Science and Engineeringen_US
dc.relation.isAvailableAtComputer Science Department Technical Reportsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesUM Computer Science Department; CS-TR-2433en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCAR-TR-494en_US
dc.titleDesigning to facilitate browsing: A look back at the Hyperties workstation browseren_US
dc.typeTechnical Reporten_US
Files
Original bundle
Now showing 1 - 2 of 2
Loading...
Thumbnail Image
Name:
CS-TR-2433.ps
Size:
291.52 KB
Format:
Postscript Files
Description:
Loading...
Thumbnail Image
Name:
CS-TR-2433.pdf
Size:
49.55 KB
Format:
Adobe Portable Document Format
Description:
Auto-generated copy of CS-TR-2433.ps