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Carpendale, Sheelagh, Ligh, John and Pattison, Eric (2004): Achieving higher magnification in context. In: Proceedings of the 2004 ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology 2004. pp. 71-80.

The difficulty of accessing information details while preserving context has generated many different focus-in-context techniques. A common limitation of focus-in-context techniques is their ability to work well at high magnification. We present a set of improvements that will make high magnification in context more feasible. We demonstrate new distortion functions that effectively integrate high magnification within its context. Finally, we show how lenses can be used on top of other lenses, effectively multiplying their magnification power in the same manner that a magnifying glass applied on top of another causes multiplicative magnification. The combined effect is to change feasible detail-in-context magnification factors from less than 8 to more than 40.

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There is an old English folk saying that goes, "If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen." I have a different approach: Do something about the heat. The folk saying would have us accept the poor designs of the world. Why? After all, if people were responsible for the "heat" in the first place, then people should be able to do something about it. Is the kitchen too hot? Redesign it.

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