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A Focus+Context Technique Based on Hyperbolic Geometry for Visualizing Large Hierarchies

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A Focus+Context Technique Based on Hyperbolic Geometry for Visualizing Large Hierarchies
We present a new focus+context (fisheye) technique for visualizing and manipulating large hierarchies. Our technique assigns more display space to a portion of the hierarchy while still embedding it in the context of the entire hierarchy. The essence of this scheme is to lay out the hierarchy in a uniform way on a hyperbolic plane and map this plane onto a circular display region. This supports a smooth blending between focus and context, as well as continuousredirection of the focus. We have developed effective procedures for manipulating the focus using pointer clicks as well as interactive dragging, and for smoothly animating transitions across such manipulation. A laboratory experiment comparing the hyperbolic browser with a conventional hierarchy browser was conducted.
John Lamping, Ramana Rao, Peter Pirolli
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Type Conference
Year 1995
Where CHI
Authors John Lamping, Ramana Rao, Peter Pirolli
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