Kasper Hornbaek, Benjamin Bederson, Catherine Plaisant
Information spaces such as maps, desktops, hierarchies, and networks commonly consist of thousands or millions of objects. Graphically displaying such information spaces and developing efficient ways of letting users interact with them are the main challenges of information visualization. Coordinated overviews and zoomable user interfaces (ZUIs) are two prominent concepts in information visualization. User interfaces incorporating an overview show the details of an information space coordinated with an overview of the entire information space. Experiments have shown that overviews can make users more efficient and satisfied. A zoomable user interface organizes information in space and scale and uses zooming…
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