Addressing Usability Deficiencies of Large High-Resolution Displays

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Authors
  1. Bouchard, A.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Valcartier, Valcartier QUE (CAN)
Abstract
This technical memorandum addresses and offers a solution to some of the usability deficiencies of large and high-resolution displays. As the pixel density of displays increases, the size of the graphical user interface elements decreases proportionally with the consequence of reducing its usability. It may become difficult to operate the tools running on the display, the size of graphical user interface objects being too small to be activated easily. This document addresses these usability problems and presents a software prototype implementing a generic solution. The optimum size of graphical objects on touch screen display has been evaluated empirically and theoretically to 2.5 centimetres and a prototype integrating software lenses to zoom the graphical objects is presented.

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Keywords
Information Visualisation;Usability;Large Displays;Fish-eye lenses;Detail-in-context
Report Number
DRDC-VALCARTIER-TM-2006-444 — Technical Memorandum
Date of publication
01 Aug 2007
Number of Pages
33
DSTKIM No
CA029637
CANDIS No
527986
Format(s):
CD ROM

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