Month: June 2006

Labeling sequences is paramount.   The process of painting a canvas is personal and unique to each artist. Visitors step through the sequence which Philip Pearlstein used to paint a wedding portrait. (WebExhibits) View a the sequence of layers in an Incan mummy. (National Geographic) Problem You need to display a time-lapse sequence, or a

Using minimum complexity and maximum consistency in interactive UIs. (more…)

By manipulating models, visitors understand how components interact. (more…)

Incorporating intuitive graphs provides visitors with new insights. (more…)

Imparting greater understanding through object manipulation. (more…)

Color coding can help visitors identify images, as well as provide context. (more…)

Reducing multidimensional data enables visitors to control what they see. (more…)

Displaying only selected data provides clarity and enhances discovery. Problem You need to display quantitative information about an image, such as calories of foods, carbon dioxide output per country, or the number of voters per state. Solution Display a fixed key alongside the image, and display or highlight relevant data as the visitor points at

Avoiding clutter while amplifying information.   The pigment composition of a painting is revealed by examining microscopic views. The caption for each cross section is dynamically shown. (WebExhibits) Visitors explore the archaeological of the Theban Necropolis through a giant aerial photograph. Annotations appear on the photograph as the mouse is moved. (Theban Mapping Project) Users

Superimposing images for the purpose of comparison.   An inviting way to compare related images is superimpose a spyglass. Here users compare X-ray, infrared and other views of a painting. (WebExhibits) Swap among different light spectra. (WebExhibits) Swap among colorblind simulations. (WebExhibits) Problem You need to compare views of the same item, or from the