USENIX Technical Program - Abstract - 7th Tcl/Tk Conference - February 2000
Supporting Information Awareness Using Animated Widgets
D. Scott McCrickard, Q. Alex Zhao, Graphics, Visualization, and Usability Center and College of Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology
This paper describes a Tcl/Tk widget set extension
that supports three animated behaviors:
fading, tickering, and rolling.
This extension is targeted for use
in information awareness applications
that monitor and communicate
constantly changing information.
Described is the programming interface for the widgets
as well as the design decisions made in creating them
and programs that use them.
Introduced in the description
are two new techniques called automatic markups
and history-based shadowing,
highlighting techniques used
to identify and communicate the nature of the changes.
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