usability, design, interaction design, information, web usability, user interface design, usability engineering,user testing, usability inspection, heuristic evaluation, webdesign, UI, GUI, HCI, user-centered design,human-computer interaction, mensch computer interaktion,universität konstanz, usability test, benutzerfreundlichkeit, mensch-maschine-interaktion, mensch-computer-interaktion, human-computer-interaction, usable, website usability, ergonomie, ergonomisch, psychologie, gestalt principles, scenario, information visualization,informationsvisualisierung, User Interface Evaluation, Usability testing, Human Factors, Erogonomic, Ergonomics, User Interfaces, User Interface, Interfaces, informations visualisierung, visual information seeking system, visual search interface, Mensch & Computer 2012Harald Reiterer

Research

ZOIL (Zoomable Object-Oriented Information Landscape)

ZOIL (Zoomable Object-Oriented Information Landscape) (Flyer)

Status

Members

Hans-Christian Jetter, Harald Reiterer, Roman Rädle

Address

http://zoil.codeplex.com

Flyer

http://hci.uni-konstanz.de//downloads/zoil.pdf (Download as PDF)

Description


The ZOIL project (Zoomable Object-Oriented Information Landscape) is concerned with supporting designers and developers of post-WIMP interactive spaces during interaction design and UI implementation.


ZOIL formulates a technological paradigm. This ZOIL paradigm consists of three components:

  • The six ZOIL design principles that define ZOIL’s interaction style and provide “golden rules” to support interaction designers.
  • The ZOIL software framework that supports developers during the implementation of post-WIMP interactive spaces for collaborative knowledge work and enables the realization of ZOIL’s design principles in practice.
  • The four example prototypes based on ZOIL that can serve as exemplars for designers and developers likewise.

During the project, each of the six ZOIL design principles was derived from literature of disciplines related to Human-Computer Interaction including Ubiquitous Computing, Information Visualization, Computer-supported Cooperative Work, Cognitive Science, Personal Information Management, and Software Engineering.


Their formulation is empirically validated and extended by own experiences made during applying them in the four ZOIL example prototypes for different application domains (e.g., e-Science, collaborative search, creative design) and the findings from own user studies.











Furthermore, the project introduces the new open-source ZOIL software framework for implementing post-WIMP interactive spaces that follow the ZOIL design principles (zoil.codeplex.com).


A complete description of the project and its results can be found in the PhD thesis about ZOIL by Hans-Christian Jetter.

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2013

Design and Implementation of Post-WIMP Interactive Spaces with the ZOIL Paradigm  [main author webpage]  [Bibtex]

Jetter, Hans-Christian

PhD Thesis, Konstanz, Germany, Apr 2013

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type = {phdthesis},
month = {Apr},
school = {University of Konstanz}

}
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2012

Design and Implementation of Post-WIMP Distributed User Interfaces with ZOIL  [main author webpage]  [Bibtex]

Jetter, Hans-Christian; Zöllner, Michael; Gerken, Jens; Reiterer, Harald

Taylor & Francis, International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, p. 737-747, Sep 2012

@article{Jetter20128609481,
author = {Hans-Christian Jetter and Michael Zöllner and Jens Gerken and Harald Reiterer},
title = {Design and Implementation of Post-WIMP Distributed User Interfaces with ZOIL},
year = {2012},
journal = {International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction},
volume = {28 },
number = {11 (Special Issue: Distributed User Interfaces)},
pages = {737-747},
month = {Sep},
publisher = {Taylor & Francis}

}
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Does (Multi-)Touch Aid Users’ Spatial Memory and Navigation in ‘Panning’ and in ‘Zooming & Panning’ UIs?  [main author webpage]  [Bibtex]

Jetter, Hans-Christian; Leifert, Svenja; Gerken, Jens; Schubert, Sören; Reiterer, Harald

AVI 2012: Advanced Visual Interfaces International Working Conference, ACM Press, May 2012

@inproceedings{Jetter20128609528,
author = {Hans-Christian Jetter and Svenja Leifert and Jens Gerken and Sören Schubert and Harald Reiterer},
title = {Does (Multi-)Touch Aid Users’ Spatial Memory and Navigation in ‘Panning’ and in ‘Zooming & Panning’ UIs?},
booktitle = {AVI 2012: Advanced Visual Interfaces International Working Conference},
year = {2012},
month = {May},
publisher = {ACM Press}

}
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2011

Lessons Learned from the Design and Implementation of Distributed Post-WIMP User Interfaces  [main author webpage]  [Bibtex]

Seifried, Thomas; Jetter, Hans-Christian; Haller, Michael; Reiterer, Harald

Distributed User Interfaces: Designing Interfaces for the Distributed Ecosystem, in: Gallud, Jose A.; Tesoriero, Ricardo; Penichet, Victor M.R., Springer-Verlag, London, UK, p. 95-102, Dec 2011

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booktitle = {Distributed User Interfaces: Designing Interfaces for the Distributed Ecosystem},
year = {2011},
chapter = {11},
pages = {95-102},
month = {Dec},
publisher = {Springer-Verlag}

}
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ZOIL: A Design Paradigm and Software Framework for Post-WIMP Distributed User Interfaces  [main author webpage]  [Bibtex]

Zöllner, Michael; Jetter, Hans-Christian; Reiterer, Harald

Distributed User Interfaces: Designing Interfaces for the Distributed Ecosystem, in: Gallud, Jose A.; Tesoriero, Ricardo; Penichet, Victor M.R., Springer-Verlag, London, UK, p. 87-94, Dec 2011

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year = {2011},
series = {Human–Computer Interaction Series},
chapter = {10},
pages = {87-94},
month = {Dec},
publisher = {Springer-Verlag}

}
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Gestaltung und Programmierung von interaktiven Räumen mit dem ZOIL Paradigma  [main author webpage]  [Bibtex]

Jetter, Hans-Christian; Zöllner, Michael; Reiterer, Harald

Wieder mehr Sehen! Aktuelle Einblicke in die Technische Visualistik, in: Groh, Rainer; Zavesky, Martin, TUDpress, Dresden, Germany, p. 105-115, Oct 2011

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year = {2011},
type = {inbook},
pages = {105-115},
month = {Oct},
publisher = {TUDpress}

}
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Fluid Interaction for Information Visualization  [main author webpage]  [Bibtex]

Elmqvist, Niklas; Vande Moere, Andrew; Jetter, Hans-Christian; Cernea, Daniel; Reiterer, Harald; Jankun-Kelly, T. J.

in: Chaomei Chen, Ben Shneiderman, Sage, Information Visualization, p. 327-340, Oct 2011

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author = {Niklas Elmqvist and Andrew Vande Moere and Hans-Christian Jetter and Daniel Cernea and Harald Reiterer and T. J. Jankun-Kelly},
title = {Fluid Interaction for Information Visualization},
year = {2011},
type = {article},
journal = {Information Visualization},
volume = {10},
number = {4},
pages = {327-340},
month = {Oct},
publisher = {Sage},
note = {Published online 22 August 2011}

}
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Lessons Learned from the Design and Implementation of Distributed Post-WIMP User Interfaces  [main author webpage]  [Bibtex]

Seifried, Thomas; Jetter, Hans-Christian; Haller, Michael; Reiterer, Harald

1st Workshop on Distributed User Interfaces 2011 (a CHI 2011 Workshop), University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain, p. 45-48, May 2011

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year = {2011},
type = {inproceedings},
pages = {45-48},
month = {May},
publisher = {University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain}

}
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ZOIL: A Design Paradigm and Software Framework for Post-WIMP Distributed User Interfaces  [main author webpage]  [Bibtex]

Zöllner, Michael; Jetter, Hans-Christian; Reiterer, Harald

1st Workshop on Distributed User Interfaces 2011 (a CHI 2011 Workshop), University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain, p. 37-40, May 2011

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year = {2011},
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pages = {37-40},
month = {May},
publisher = {University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain}

}
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Materializing the Query with Facet-Streams – A Hybrid Surface for Collaborative Search on Tabletops  [main author webpage]  [Bibtex]

Jetter, Hans-Christian; Gerken, Jens; Zöllner, Michael; Reiterer, Harald; Milic-Frayling, Natasa

CHI'11: Proceedings of the 29th international conference on Human factors in computing systems, ACM Press,
CHI 2011 Honorable Mention Paper Award, p. 3013-3022, May 2011

@inproceedings{Jetter20118609455,
author = {Hans-Christian Jetter and Jens Gerken and Michael Zöllner and Harald Reiterer and Natasa Milic-Frayling},
title = {Materializing the Query with Facet-Streams – A Hybrid Surface for Collaborative Search on Tabletops},
booktitle = {CHI'11: Proceedings of the 29th international conference on Human factors in computing systems},
year = {2011},
type = {inproceedings},
pages = {3013-3022},
month = {May},
publisher = {ACM Press}

}
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The Concept Maps Method as a Tool to Evaluate the Usability of APIs  [main author webpage]  [Bibtex]

Gerken, Jens; Jetter, Hans-Christian; Zöllner, Martin; Mader, Michael; Reiterer, Harald

CHI'11: Proceedings of the 29th international conference on Human factors in computing systems, ACM Press, p. 3373-3382, May 2011

@inproceedings{Gerken20118609456,
author = {Jens Gerken and Hans-Christian Jetter and Martin Zöllner and Michael Mader and Harald Reiterer},
title = {The Concept Maps Method as a Tool to Evaluate the Usability of APIs},
booktitle = {CHI'11: Proceedings of the 29th international conference on Human factors in computing systems},
year = {2011},
type = {inproceedings},
pages = {3373-3382},
month = {May},
publisher = {ACM Press}

}
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2010

Auswirkung verschiedener Eingabegeräte auf das Erlernen räumlich-visueller Merkmale einer virtuellen Informationslandschaft  [Bibtex]

Schubert, Sören

Master Thesis, University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany, Dec 2010

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title = {Auswirkung verschiedener Eingabegeräte auf das Erlernen räumlich-visueller Merkmale einer virtuellen Informationslandschaft},
booktitle = {Master Thesis},
year = {2010},
type = {mastersthesis},
month = {Dec},
school = {University of Konstanz},
publisher = {University of Konstanz}

}
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Model-based Design and Prototyping of Interactive Spaces for Information Interaction  [main author webpage]  [Bibtex]

Jetter, Hans-Christian; Gerken, Jens; Zöllner, Michael; Reiterer, Harald

Proc. of 3rd Conference on Human-Centred Software Engineering (HCSE 2010), Springer, p. 22-37, Oct 2010

@inproceedings{Jetter20108609125,
author = {Hans-Christian Jetter and Jens Gerken and Michael Zöllner and Harald Reiterer},
title = {Model-based Design and Prototyping of Interactive Spaces for Information Interaction},
booktitle = {Proc. of 3rd Conference on Human-Centred Software Engineering (HCSE 2010)},
year = {2010},
type = {inproceedings},
pages = {22-37},
month = {Oct},
publisher = {Springer}

}
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Be-Greifbare Interaktion für die kollaborative Suche  [main author webpage]  [Bibtex]

Jetter, Hans-Christian; Gerken, Jens; Zöllner, Michael; Reiterer Harald

Interaktive Kulturen Workshop-Band. Proceedings der Workshops der Mensch & Computer 2010., Logos Verlag, Berlin, p. 145-150, Sep 2010

@inproceedings{Jetter20108609411,
author = {Hans-Christian Jetter and Jens Gerken and Michael Zöllner and Reiterer Harald},
title = {Be-Greifbare Interaktion für die kollaborative Suche},
booktitle = {Interaktive Kulturen Workshop-Band. Proceedings der Workshops der Mensch & Computer 2010.},
year = {2010},
type = {inproceedings},
pages = {145-150},
month = {Sep},
publisher = {Logos Verlag}

}
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Natural User Interfaces: Why We Need Better Model-Worlds, Not Better Gestures.  [main author webpage]  [Bibtex]

Jetter, Hans-Christian; Gerken, Jens; Reiterer, Harald

CHI 2010 Workshop - Natural User Interfaces: The Prospect and Challenge of Touch and Gestural Computing, Atlanta, USA, Apr 2010

@inproceedings{Jetter20108609146,
author = {Hans-Christian Jetter and Jens Gerken and Harald Reiterer},
title = {Natural User Interfaces: Why We Need Better Model-Worlds, Not Better Gestures.},
booktitle = {CHI 2010 Workshop - Natural User Interfaces: The Prospect and Challenge of Touch and Gestural Computing},
year = {2010},
type = {inproceedings},
month = {Apr}

}
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2009

A Persistent Object-oriented Data Model for Personal Information Management in ZOIL  [main author webpage]  [Bibtex]

Zöllner, Michael

Bachelor Thesis, University of Konstanz, Sep 2009

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author = {Michael Zöllner},
title = {Ein persistentes objektorientiertes Datenmodell für das Personal Information Management in ZOIL},
booktitle = {Bachelor Thesis},
year = {2009},
type = {bachelorsthesis},
month = {Sep},
school = {University of Konstanz},
publisher = {University of Konstanz}

}
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Gestaltung und Implementierung eines Multi-Fokus und Multi-Display Management-Systems  [Bibtex]

Schweizer, Jonas

Bachelor Thesis, University of Konstanz, Aug 2009

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author = {Jonas Schweizer},
title = {Gestaltung und Implementierung eines Multi-Fokus und Multi-Display Management-Systems},
booktitle = {Bachelor Thesis},
year = {2009},
type = {bachelorsthesis},
month = {Aug},
school = {University of Konstanz},
publisher = {University of Konstanz}

}
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Lessons Learned from the Design and Evaluation of Visual Information Seeking Systems  [main author webpage]  [Bibtex]

Gerken, Jens; Heilig, Mathias; Jetter, Hans-Christian; Rexhausen, Sebastian; Demarmels, Mischa; König, Werner A.; Reiterer, Harald

in: Adam, Nabil; Furuta, Richard; Neuhold, Erich, Springer, International Journal on Digital Libraries, p. 49--66, Aug 2009

@article{Gerken20098609149,
author = {Jens Gerken and Mathias Heilig and Hans-Christian Jetter and Sebastian Rexhausen and Mischa Demarmels and Werner A. König and Harald Reiterer},
title = {Lessons Learned from the Design and Evaluation of Visual Information Seeking Systems},
year = {2009},
type = {article},
journal = {International Journal on Digital Libraries},
volume = {10},
number = {2},
pages = {49--66},
month = {Aug},
publisher = {Springer}

}
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A Visual User Interface Paradigm for Post-WIMP Work Environments  [main author webpage]  [Bibtex]

Jetter, Hans-Christian

PhD Dissertation Proposal, University of Konstanz, Germany, Jun 2009

@unpublished{Jetter20098609134,
author = {Hans-Christian Jetter},
title = {A Visual User Interface Paradigm for Post-WIMP Work Environments},
booktitle = {PhD Dissertation Proposal},
year = {2009},
month = {Jun},
publisher = {University of Konstanz}

}
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Understanding and Designing Surface Computing with ZOIL and Squidy  [main author webpage]  [Bibtex]

Jetter, Hans-Christian; König, Werner A.; Reiterer, Harald

CHI 2009 Workshop - Multitouch and Surface Computing, ACM Press, Boston, USA, Apr 2009

@inproceedings{Jetter20098609115,
author = {Hans-Christian Jetter and Werner A. König and Harald Reiterer},
title = {Understanding and Designing Surface Computing with ZOIL and Squidy},
booktitle = {CHI 2009 Workshop - Multitouch and Surface Computing},
year = {2009},
type = {inproceedings},
month = {Apr},
publisher = {ACM Press}

}
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2008

A Framework for an Infinitely Zoomable Information Landscape  [Bibtex]

Engl, Andreas

Bachelor Thesis, University of Konstanz, Oct 2008

@bachelorsthesis{Engl20088609151,
author = {Andreas Engl},
title = {A Framework for an Infinitely Zoomable Information Landscape},
booktitle = {Bachelor Thesis},
year = {2008},
type = {bachelorsthesis},
month = {Oct},
school = {University of Konstanz},
publisher = {University of Konstanz}

}
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Zooming not Zapping: Demonstrating the ZOIL User Interface Paradigm for ITV Applications  [main author webpage]  [Bibtex]

Jetter, Hans-Christian; Engl, Andreas; Schubert, Sören; Reiterer, Harald

Adjunct Proceedings of European Interactive TV Conference, Salzburg, Austria, July 3-4, 2008, p. 239-240, Jul 2008

@inproceedings{Jetter20088609327,
author = {Hans-Christian Jetter and Andreas Engl and Sören Schubert and Harald Reiterer},
title = {Zooming not Zapping: Demonstrating the ZOIL User Interface Paradigm for ITV Applications},
booktitle = {Adjunct Proceedings of European Interactive TV Conference, Salzburg, Austria, July 3-4, 2008},
year = {2008},
type = {inproceedings},
pages = {239-240},
month = {Jul},
note = {Demonstration Session}

}
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ZOIL - A Cross-Platform User Interface Paradigm for Personal Information Management  [main author webpage]  [Bibtex]

Jetter, Hans-Christian; König, Werner A.; Gerken, Jens; Reiterer, Harald

CHI 2008 Workshop - The Disappearing Desktop: Personal Information Management 2008, Florence, Italy, Apr 2008

@inproceedings{Jetter20088609337,
author = {Hans-Christian Jetter and Werner A. König and Jens Gerken and Harald Reiterer},
title = {ZOIL - A Cross-Platform User Interface Paradigm for Personal Information Management},
booktitle = {CHI 2008 Workshop - The Disappearing Desktop: Personal Information Management 2008},
year = {2008},
type = {inproceedings},
month = {Apr}

}
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2007

Zoomable User Interfaces - Intuitive Navigation in komplexen Informationsräumen  [main author webpage]  [Bibtex]

Werner A. König

VDM Verlag Dr. Müller, Saarbrücken, p. 140, Oct 2007

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title = {Zoomable User Interfaces - Intuitive Navigation in komplexen Informationsräumen},
year = {2007},
type = {book},
pages = {140},
month = {Oct},
publisher = {VDM Verlag Dr. Müller},
isbn = {978-3-8364-2646-6}

}
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Information Architecture and Information Visualization for the Post-WIMP Era  [main author webpage]  [Bibtex]

Jetter, Hans-Christian

Master Thesis, University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany, Jan 2007

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title = {Informationsarchitektur und Informationsvisualisierung für die Post-WIMP Ära},
booktitle = {Master Thesis},
year = {2007},
type = {mastersthesis},
month = {Jan},
school = {University of Konstanz},
publisher = {University of Konstanz}

}
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2006

Orientation and Navigation in Zoomable User Interfaces in consideration of Findings in Cognitive Psychology  [main author webpage]  [Bibtex]

Gerken, Jens

Konstanz, Germany, Dec 2006

@phdthesis{Gerken20068609240,
author = {Jens Gerken},
title = {Orientierung und Navigation in zoombaren Benutzerschnittstellen unter besonderer Berücksichtigung kognitions-psychologischer Erkenntnisse},
year = {2006},
type = {mastersthesis},
month = {Dec},
school = {University of Konstanz}

}
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