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dc.contributor.advisorGutwin, Carlen_US
dc.creatorSkopik, Amy Carolineen_US
dc.date.accessioned2004-08-31T13:25:50Zen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-04T04:55:55Z
dc.date.available2004-09-01T08:00:00Zen_US
dc.date.available2013-01-04T04:55:55Z
dc.date.created2004-08en_US
dc.date.issued2004-08-20en_US
dc.date.submittedAugust 2004en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10388/etd-08312004-132550en_US
dc.description.abstractInteractive fisheye views use distortion to show both local detail and global context in the same display space. Although fisheyes allow the presentation and inspection of large data sets, the distortion effects can cause problems for users. One such problem is lack of memorability – the ability to find and go back to objects and features in the data. This thesis examines the possibility of improving the memorability of fisheye views by adding historical information to the visualization. The historical information is added visually through visit wear, an extension of the concepts of edit wear and read wear. This will answer the question “Where have I been?” through visual instead of cognitive processing by overlaying new visual information on the data to indicate a user’s recent interaction history. This thesis describes general principles of visibility in a space that is distorted by a fisheye lens and defines some parameters of the design space of visit wear. Finally, a test system that applied the principles was evaluated, and showed that adding visit wear to a fisheye system improved the memorability of the information space.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectmemorabilityen_US
dc.subjectspatial memoryen_US
dc.subjectfisheye usabilityen_US
dc.subjectfocus+context techniquesen_US
dc.subjectFisheye viewsen_US
dc.subjectedit wearen_US
dc.subjectvisit wearen_US
dc.titleImproving memorability in fisheye viewsen_US
thesis.degree.departmentComputer Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineComputer Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Saskatchewanen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science (M.Sc.)en_US
dc.type.materialtexten_US
dc.type.genreThesisen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberSaucier, Deborah M.en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberKusalik, Anthony J. (Tony)en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberSchneider, Kevinen_US


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