Semantic Zoom

In this web content, the author explores the concept of users constructing interfaces with natural gestures. They discuss the idea of semantic zoom in an itemized environment, where the preview text of an email turns into the fully-rendered email as the view gets bigger. The author also introduces the concept of an “undulant interface” that allows users to scale the level of detail shown on different nodes as needed. This interface allows for increased detail within the broader context, unlike mainstream interfaces that use modal popups or separate screens. The author highlights the importance of creating interfaces that cater to each user’s unique needs and context. Overall, the content emphasizes the need for more flexible and personalized software interfaces.

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