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Axel Kramer


Publications by Axel Kramer (bibliography)

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Kramer, Axel (1996): Dynamic interpretations in translucent patches: representation-based applications. In: Catarci, Tiziana, Costabile, Maria Francesca, Levialdi, Stefano and Santucci, Giuseppe (eds.) AVI 1996 - Proceedings of the workshop on Advanced visual interfaces May 27-29, 1996, Gubbio, Italy. pp. 141-147. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/948449.948471

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Kramer, Axel (1996): Translucent Patches. In J. Vis. Lang. Comput., 7 (1) pp. 57-77.

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Kramer, Axel (1994): Translucent Patches -- Dissolving Windows --. In: Szekely, Pedro (ed.) Proceedings of the 7th annual ACM symposium on User interface software and technology November 02 - 04, 1994, Marina del Rey, California, United States. pp. 121-130. http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/proceedings/uist/192426/p121-kramer/p121-kramer.pdf

This paper presents motivation, design, and algorithms for using and implementing translucent, non-rectangular patches as a substitute for rectangular opaque windows. The underlying metaphor is closer to a mix between the architects yellow paper and the usage of white boards, than to rectangular opaque paper in piles and folders on a desktop. Translucent patches lead to a unified view of windows, sub-windows and selections, and provide a base from which the tight connection between windows, their content, and applications can be dissolved. It forms one aspect of on-going work to support design activities that involve "marking" media, like paper and white boards, with computers. The central idea of that research is to allow the user to associate structure and meaning dynamically and smoothly to marks on a display surface.

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