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A Comparison of Navigation Techniques across Different Types of Off-Screen Navigation Tasks

In many systems such as PDAs, users access data through a limited viewport. This means that users have to frequently navigate to regions that are off-screen to view important content. Many techniques exist for moving to offscreen regions; However, none of these have been evaluated across a range of different types of off-screen tasks. In this video, we demonstrate the effectiveness of several major off-screen navigation techniques across a variety of tasks. We also include two newly developed techniques – WinHop and Multiscale Zoom – that were based on complementary features of existing systems. Our results suggest that integrating complementary properties from different approaches can significantly improve performance on a wide range of off-screen navigation tasks.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-74800-7_98

Grant Partridge, Mahtab Nezhadasl, Pourang Irani and Carl Gutwin. 2007. A Comparison of Navigation Techniques across Different Types of Off-Screen Navigation Tasks. In Proceedings of the IFIP International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (Interact '07), 716-721.

Bibtext Entry

@INPROCEEDINGS { partridge07,
    AUTHOR = { Grant Partridge and Mahtab Nezhadasl and Pourang Irani and Carl Gutwin },
    TITLE = { A Comparison of Navigation Techniques across Different Types of Off-Screen Navigation Tasks },
    BOOKTITLE = { Proceedings of the IFIP International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (Interact '07) },
    YEAR = { 2007 },
    PAGES = { 716--721 },
    DOI = { 10.1007/978-3-540-74800-7_98 },
}

Authors

Pourang Irani

Pourang Irani

Professor
Canada Research Chair

As well as: , Carl Gutwin