Improving scalability and awareness in iconic interfaces for multiple-device environments

Jacob T. Biehl, Brian P. Bailey

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Abstract

Iconic interfaces offer a promising interaction metaphor for effectively managing applications in multi-device environments. However, current implementations scale poorly for even a modest number of applications and do not allow users to maintain adequate awareness of the workspace. To overcome these limitations, we have designed new interaction techniques and prototyped them within a new iconic interface. Our interface uses zooming and animation-based interactions to improve scalability and uses application icons and portal views with real-time updates to enhance awareness. Results from a user study confirm the efficacy of these techniques. These techniques can be used to improve the broader class of iconic and portal-based interfaces.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the AVI '06 - Working Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces 2006
Pages91-94
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006
EventAVI '06 - Working Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces 2006 - Venezia, Italy
Duration: May 23 2006May 26 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Workshop on Advanced Visual Interfaces
Volume2006

Other

OtherAVI '06 - Working Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces 2006
CountryItaly
CityVenezia
Period5/23/065/26/06

Keywords

  • Iconic interface
  • Multi-device environment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)

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