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When strong winds blow, there are some who curse the winds, some who build shelters, while some build wind mills. Hello, I am Don Almeida , both a educator and a software developer for over 13 years. I decided to become a educator so that I could inspire others to learn, just as my teachers fostered my love for knowledge. I decided to move to software development, to quench my thirst of creating/building/shaping something new. Don Almeida is an MBA, a certified by Project Manager (PMP) from Project management Institute [www.pmi.org]. He is also a Microsoft Certified Professional and a Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer. Don Almeida is a certified instructor from Computer Associates and has been teaching over 10 years now. He has been a technical speaker and Trainer for Microsoft products like .NET worldwide. He has been honored and is listed by Strathmore's Who's Who for his professional, leadership and achievement in his occupation. [Listed in 2007-2008]. He loves to Read and blog about Technical and Project Management related Issues.


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Khan, Azam, Fitzmaurice, George W., Almeida, Don, Burtnyk, Nicolas and Kurtenbach, Gordon (2004): A remote control interface for large displays. In: Proceedings of the 2004 ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology 2004. pp. 127-136. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1029632.1029655

We describe a new widget and interaction technique, known as a \"Frisbee,\" for interacting with areas of a large display that are difficult or impossible to access directly. A frisbee is simply a portal to another part of the display. It consists of a local \"telescope\" and a remote \"target\". The remote data surrounded by the target is drawn in the telescope and interactions performed within it are applied on the remote data. In this paper we define the behavior of frisbees, show unique affordances of the widget, and discuss design characteristics. We have implemented a test application and report on an experiment that shows the benefit of using the frisbee on a large display. Our results suggest that the frisbee is preferred over walking back and forth to the local and remote spaces at a distance of 4.5 feet.

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