Adaptive runtime layout of hierarchical UI components

Heikki Keränen, Johan Plomp

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Emerging small mobile terminals, each having a different screen size, create challenges for graphical user interface designers of multi-platform applications and services. In this paper we present a method which considers the screen size of the terminal and the currently active user interface component to divide the screen space for components at runtime. The method is demonstrated by using a modified treemap layout algorithm. The method has many advantages over existing zoomable interfaces using predefined layout including constant information density, context visibility and better suitability for screens being small and having extreme aspect ratios.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Second Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery ACM
ISBN (Print)1-58113-616-1, 978-1-58113-616-6
Publication statusPublished - 2002
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event2nd Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, NordiCHI 2002 - Aarhus, Denmark
Duration: 19 Oct 200223 Oct 2002
Conference number: 2


Conference2nd Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, NordiCHI 2002
Abbreviated titleNordiCHI '02

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