Human-Centric Computing Languages and Environments, IEEE CS International Symposium on (2002)
Arlington, Virginia, USA
Sept. 3, 2002 to Sept. 6, 2002
Hyunmo Kang , University of Maryland at College Park
Ben Shneiderman , University of Maryland at College Park
Gregory J Wolff , Ricoh Innovations, Inc.
This paper proposes a novel user interface to manage the dynamic layout of multimedia objects in the Multimedia Bulletin Board (MBB) system. The MBB has been designed and implemented as a prototype of an asynchronous communication system that enables rich communication and collaboration among users of multimedia objects such as text, image, moving picture, sound, voice, web, office document, and other files. The layout properties of the multimedia objects on a board (e.g. x-y position, size, z-order, explicit and implicit links, etc.) show important and useful information on the user dynamics occurring within a board. However, a fixed layout created and edited by multiple users may prevent users from recognizing and identifying other information. This paper resolves this problem with a novel user-controlled layout strategy made visible with dynamic layout templates (DLT). Users can reorganize the objects to extract meaningful information related to time, source, geographic location, or topic.
Multimedia Bulletin Board (MBB), asynchronous communication, collaboration, layout management, dynamic layout template (DLT)
G. J. Wolff, B. Shneiderman and H. Kang, "Dynamic Layout Management in a Multimedia Bulletin Board," Human-Centric Computing Languages and Environments, IEEE CS International Symposium on(HCC), Arlington, Virginia, USA, 2002, pp. 51.