A large 2d+3d focus+context screen

Achim Ebert, Peter Dannenmann, Matthias Deller, Daniel Steffen, Nahum Gershon

In: Proceedings of the 26th Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. ACM International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI-2008) 26th April 5-10 Florence Italy Pages 2691-2696 ACM Press 2008.


Today, the amount of unstructured, multidimensional information is becoming more and more complex and overwhelming. One promising approach to face these problems is the efficient use of large displays. Their immersive effect is even stronger when using a stereoscopic representation of information. However, the technical limitations of such 3D projective systems result in a loss of detail and a bad readability of textual information. We present a novel approach which enhances a 3D projective system by providing an additional high resolution 2D focus area.


German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz