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Pub. period:1992-1994
Pub. count:4
Number of co-authors:6


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Manojit Sarkar's 3 most productive colleagues in number of publications:

Steven P. Reiss:14
Marc H. Brown:11
Marc Brown:9

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Publications by Manojit Sarkar (bibliography)

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Sarkar, Manojit and Brown, Marc H. (1994): Graphical Fisheye Views. In Communications of the ACM, 37 (12) pp. 73-84.

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Brown, Marc, Meehan, James R. and Sarkar, Manojit (1993): Browsing Graphs Using a Fisheye View. In: Ashlund, Stacey, Mullet, Kevin, Henderson, Austin, Hollnagel, Erik and White, Ted (eds.) Proceedings of the ACM CHI 93 Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference April 24-29, 1993, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. p. 516.

The accompanying videotape demonstrates a system for viewing large graphs [2]. It's one of many possible implementations of a general framework for graphical fisheye views that we have developed. The graph in the video represents direct routes between major cities in the United States. An obvious way to see more detail about an area is to zoom into the graph. However, as the user zooms into an area, less of the graph is visible so the global structure of the graph is lost. This becomes more acute as the user pans the zoomed image. An alternate way to browse the graph is to use the graphical fisheye view technique. In a fisheye view, the area of interest is shown with detail while the rest of the structure is shown with successively less detail [1].

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Sarkar, Manojit, Snibbe, Scott S., Tversky, Oren J. and Reiss, Steven P. (1993): Stretching the Rubber Sheet: A Metophor for Visualizing Large Layouts on Small Screens. In: Hudson, Scott E., Pausch, Randy, Zanden, Brad Vander and Foley, James D. (eds.) Proceedings of the 6th annual ACM symposium on User interface software and technology 1993, Atlanta, Georgia, United States. pp. 81-91.

We propose the metaphor of rubber sheet stretching for viewing large and complex layouts within small display areas. Imagine the original 2D layout on a rubber sheet. Users can select and enlarge different areas of the sheet by holding and stretching it with a set of special tools called handles. As the user stretches an area, a greater level of detail is displayed there. The technique has some additional desirable features such as areas specified as arbitrary closed polygons, multiple regions of interest, and uniform scaling inside the stretched regions.

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Sarkar, Manojit and Brown, Marc (1992): Graphical Fisheye Views of Graphs. In: Bauersfeld, Penny, Bennett, John and Lynch, Gene (eds.) Proceedings of the ACM CHI 92 Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference June 3-7, 1992, Monterey, California. pp. 83-91.

A fisheye lens is a very wide angle lens that shows places nearby in detail while also showing remote regions in successively less detail. This paper describes a system for viewing and browsing planar graphs using a software analog of a fisheye lens. We first show how to implement such a view using solely geometric transformations. We then describe a more general transformation that allows hierarchical, structured information about the graph to modify the views. Our general transformation is a fundamental extension to the previous research in fisheye views.

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