SIGIA-L Mail Archives: Re: SIGIA-L: ZUI hatred
Re: SIGIA-L: ZUI hatred
From: Christina Wodtke (cwodtke_at_eleganthack.com)
Date: Sun Mar 24 2002 - 11:41:18 EST
"Sunir Shah" said
>Or, if you
> asked an interactive map of the USA to show you Waukee, you would only
> learn how to find it again on your own by zooming in and out through
> the progressive levels of jurisdiction and geography until you
> internalized its relationship to other cities, landmarks, borders, etc.
Now this is interesting-- I've mostly run into zooming in to find; however
zooming out to understand relationship and to learn makes quite a bit of
sense. I do that quite a bit on mapquest. However, I still don't see that as
usually -- as you point out-- on undifferentiated masses with no intrinsic
relationship-- photos, websites (maybe), word documents...
> Christina (from a previous e-mail)
> > A ZUI is just a type of hierarchical tree (like a directory structure),
> > except you can never see the layers above the layer you are currently
> > looking at.
> A ZUI doesn't necessarily have to be hierarchical (just think of how a
> zoomable web browser might work), and it doesn't necessarily have to hide
> the layers above.
Actually I didn't say this: I only wish the ZUI's I've used were
hierarchal -- I think combining ZUI's with hierarchies might make items
within more findable.. but then how would that differ from a usual find and
enlarge from thumbnail, beyond a cool visual effect?
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