WidgetLens: Interaction Through The Looking Glass Misc

Bhavna Agarwal, Wolfgang Stuerzlinger


Computer and mobile device screens are increasing in size and resolution. This increase in resolution causes problems with graphical user interfaces designed for lower resolution screens, as all information gets smaller and smaller. We present two novel techniques to make graphical user interfaces on high-resolutions screens more accessible and usable. We introduce a new in-place, localized zooming technique that works on a per widget basis. We also present a novel widget magnification technique that implements special modalities for common user interface elements, which affords widget-dependent magnification.

Date of publication: May - 2010
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