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A new method for interacting with multi-window applications on large, high resolution displays

Rooney, C. and Ruddle, R.A. (2008) A new method for interacting with multi-window applications on large, high resolution displays. In: Lim, I.S. and Tang, W., (eds.) Theory and Practice of Computer Graphics. Proceedings. The 6th Theory and Practice of Computer Graphics Conference (TP.CG.08), 9-11th June 2008, University of Manchester, UK. Eurographics , pp. 75-82. ISBN 978-3-905673-67-8


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Physically large display walls can now be constructed using off-the-shelf computer hardware. The high resolution of these displays (e.g., 50 million pixels) means that a large quantity of data can be presented to users, so the displays are well suited to visualization applications. However, current methods of interacting with display walls are somewhat time consuming. We have analyzed how users solve real visualization problems using three desktop applications (XmdvTool, Iris Explorer and Arc View), and used a new taxonomy to classify users’ actions and illustrate the deficiencies of current display wall interaction methods. Following this we designed a novel methodfor interacting with display walls, which aims to let users interact as quickly as when a visualization application is used on a desktop system. Informal feedback gathered from our working prototype shows that interaction is both fast and fluid.

Item Type: Proceedings Paper
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: Copyright © 2008 by the Eurographics Association. This is an author produced version of the paper. The definitive version is available at diglib.eg.org . Uploaded in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy.
Institution: The University of Leeds
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Engineering (Leeds) > School of Computing (Leeds)
Depositing User: Mrs Yasmin Aziz
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2008 14:18
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2014 14:22
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.2312/LocalChapterEvents/TPCG/...
Status: Published
Publisher: Eurographics
Identification Number: 10.2312/LocalChapterEvents/TPCG/TPCG08/075-082
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URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/4950

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