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ZUI-Wiki Zooming User Interface WIKI

Goals of this Wiki

  • Collect and store relevant information for ZUI developers
  • Give ideas, how a zooming version of well known software products could look like
  • Help to form a community around zooming user interfaces

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Current status

There are only three articles available now, the rest is still unpublished:

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Planned Content

  1. Introduction ZUI Wiki
  2. Goals of ZUIWiki
  3. Zooming User Interface History
    1. Beginning of 20th Century: Microfilm readers
    2. 1977-1978 Spatial Data Management System
    3. 1991-: PAD, PAD++, JAZZ, PICCOLO2D ZUI toolkit line
    4. 2000: Humane Interface
    5. 2003-: Seadragon — Photosynth line
    6. 2007: iPhone comes out with pinch based zooming in Safari
    7. 2007-: Prezi starts as a zooming presentation tool
    8. 2008-: Eagle mode file manager and graphical environment
    9. 2010-: Raskin for Mac
    10. ZUI History Conclusion
  4. Basics
  5. Definitions
    1. ZUI
    2. Spatial Memory
    3. Screen restricted interface
    4. Screen independent interface
    5. Human Data Interaction
    6. Allegory Based Computing
  6. Comparing Zooming Interfaces to Window Based Interfaces
    1. Advantages of ZUIs
    2. Disadvantages of ZUIs
  7. Grouping of ZUIs
  8. Gestures
    1. Zooming gestures
      1. Pinch
      2. Mouse wheel
      3. Spiralling gesture
      4. Click / single tap
      5. Double tap (double click)
  9. ZUI Prototypes
  10. Pseudocode
  11. Realization in Flash
  12. Realization in Javascript - HTML5
  13. Realization in Unity 3D
  14. Issues
    1. Issue of losing orientation (Desert fog effect)
    2. Zooming too slow/too fast
    3. Coordinates values may be not exact by a 100 000 times zoom.
    4. How to combine fonts and vector objects with pixel images?
    5. ...
  15. Active ZUI projects
  16. Zooming Interviews
    1. Raskin for Mac
    2. Prezi?
  17. Future / Vision
  18. Other Zooming Subjects
  19. Estimated complexity and costs of development for different types of ZUIs
  20. Futher ZUI possibilities:
  21. Self Made GUIs and products
  22. Relevant links and other resources
  23. About ZUIWiki

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