Zoomable User Interfaces (ZUIs)
Thursday June 17th, 1999
a Workshop preceeding the
16th Annual HCIL Symposium & Open House
Organized by Ben Bederson
ZUIs are an alternative to traditional windows-based approaches of information visualization. We'll discuss ZUIs and their trade-offs, show examples, and describe the Java software we built (that you can use) to build zoomable applications. This workshop will end with group design sessions.
It is recommended that before this workshop, you look at the
Pad++ web site
to get some background on our earlier work. In addition, a new
tech report describes the technical details of our new Java-based
rewrite of Pad++. If you are interested in Java development, then
we recommend that you read this paper before the workshop.
The workshop will consist of the following components - weighted as
seems appropriate depending on the participant's interest.
- History of ZUIs - what we and others have done, with demos.
- Design issues - where do ZUIs play a role? What are their trade-offs?
How do they compare to fisheye, overview+detail, and other approaches to
- Description of Jazz, and where we are going with it.
- Group design sessions where we will brainstorm applications of
zooming interfaces to participant's problems.