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Abstract

The SmoothScroll control is a multi-scale, multi-layer slider for the navigation in large one-dimensional datasets such as time series data. Presenting multiple data layers at gradually varying scales provides both detail and context information and allows for both fine-grained and coarse navigation and scrolling at different granularities. Visual data aggregation allows for multi-level navigation while the clear visual relation of the data layers aids the user in retaining a sense of both the current detail position and the immediate and global context. We describe SmoothScroll as well as related controls and discuss its application with the help of several usage examples.

Keywords

Navigation Timelines Distortion 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Wörner
    • 1
    • 2
  • Thomas Ertl
    • 2
  1. 1.GSaME Graduate School for Advanced Manufacturing EngineeringUniversity of StuttgartStuttgartGermany
  2. 2.Institute for Visualization and Interactive SystemsUniversity of StuttgartStuttgartGermany

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