Navigable history: a reader's view of writer's time

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Navigable history: a reader's view of writer's time
Collecting, analyzing, and sharing information via a hypertext results in the continuous modification of information content over a long period of time. Such tasks will benefit from users having access to this authoring process. The Visual Knowledge Builder (VKB), a spatial hypertext system designed to support collaborative knowledge building, includes navigable history to provide readers a view of the writer's time. VKB acts as a workspace for collecting, organizing, and interpreting information in a hierarchy of two-dimensional planes. During authoring, VKB records events in the hypertext's history and provides methods to access prior states of the hypertext. The reader may play forward or backward through the authoring process as well as search for a variety of authoring events on information objects. Users receive cues about the absolute and relative timelines of the information space through the presentation of information about specific events and their sequence. Examp...
Frank M. Shipman III, Hao-wei Hsieh
Added 19 Dec 2010
Updated 19 Dec 2010
Type Journal
Year 2000
Where NRHM
Authors Frank M. Shipman III, Hao-wei Hsieh
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