Data zooming--a new physics for information navigation

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This research project used Pad++, a user interface originally developed by Jim Holland. The objective was to explore the utility of that user interface to large databases of information such as those found on the World Wide Web. A web browser based on Pad++ was developed in the first year of this project The first year results, including the human factors were documented in a video and were presented at a SNL-wide seminar. The second year of this research project focused on applying the results of the first year research. The work in the second year involves using Pad++ as ... continued below

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    Publisher Info: Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
    Place of Publication: Albuquerque, New Mexico

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This research project used Pad++, a user interface originally developed by Jim Holland. The objective was to explore the utility of that user interface to large databases of information such as those found on the World Wide Web. A web browser based on Pad++ was developed in the first year of this project The first year results, including the human factors were documented in a video and were presented at a SNL-wide seminar. The second year of this research project focused on applying the results of the first year research. The work in the second year involves using Pad++ as a basis for tools to manage large complicated web sites. Pad++ is ideally suited to this complex activity. A prototype was developed, which presents Web relationships in 3D hyperspace, following research from the Geometry Center at the University of Minnesota. Various human factors studies were completed, which indicate Pad++ web browsers allow users to comprehend 23% faster than when using Netscape.

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  • Other: DE97002710
  • Report No.: SAND--96-3003
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • DOI: 10.2172/437639 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 437639
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc682448

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Data zooming--a new physics for information navigation, report, December 1, 1996; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc682448/: accessed December 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.