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Focus+Context+Orientation with the Phaser Tool

Pacheco, Paulo and schraefel, m.c., (2002) Focus+Context+Orientation with the Phaser Tool Chalmers, Matthew and schraefel, m.c. (eds.) At User Interface Software Technology. , ---.

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Orientation is a complement to Focus + Context: it allows users to orient a domain from their knowledge of that space, and thereby to re-contextualize a new or current focus from the perspective of that knowledge. The Problem: Predetermined hierarchical organization of a domain forces a user to access that domain through one path only. That path itself may exclude the user from meaningful domain access. A Solution: In [2] schraefel proposed orientation as way to let users reorganize the dimensions of an information space dynamically to support access to a space from multiple perspectives in order to privilege what a user may already know about a domain. An Implementation: In [1] Pacheco designed the Phaser Tool as a method to support orientation.

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Published date: 2002
Additional Information: Event Dates: November 2002
Venue - Dates: User Interface Software Technology, 2002-11-01
Organisations: Agents, Interactions & Complexity


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Date deposited: 26 Jun 2003
Last modified: 18 Oct 2017 16:32

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Author: Paulo Pacheco
Author: m.c. schraefel
Editor: Matthew Chalmers
Editor: m.c. schraefel

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