Using a pond metaphor for information visualisation and exploration

Ståhl, Olov and Wallberg, Anders (2004) Using a pond metaphor for information visualisation and exploration. In: Inhabited Information Spaces: Living with your Data. Computer Supported Cooperative Work . Springer, pp. 51-68. ISBN 1852337281

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In this chapter we describe The Pond, a system used to search for and visualise data elements on an engaging tabletop display. The Pond uses methods of unencumbered interaction and audio feedback to allow users to investigate data elements, and supports shoulder-to-shoulder collaboration with the physical Pond artefact mediating the collaboration between those people gathered around it. The user interface is based on an ecosystem metaphor, presenting data elements in the form of shoals of aquatic creatures inside a virtual 3D pond.

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