XML TOOK US TO INTERACTIVE 3D
||XML TOOK US TO INTERACTIVE 3D
||Electronic Publishing 2000. Electronic Publishing in the Third Millenium: Proceedings of an ICCC/IFIP conference held at Kaliningrad/Svetlogorsk, Russia August 17-19 2000/Edited by Peter Linde, John W.T.Smith, Elena Emilianova. Washington D.C.: ICCC Press, 2000. 239 p. ISBN: 1-891365-07-X
||At the R&D department at AerotechTelub Information and Media, we have carried
out a study on new ways to search and present information to different user
categories. The result of this study was a browser with a new interface - a new
XML browser. The project originated in developing the next generation of
spare parts catalogues for the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration
(DMA). The solution presented was based on a new user interface comprising
a mixture of presenting structure, interactive 3D and text information on the
same screen. The 3D-technique that just recently was available only to those
with big money and a state of the art computer is now available to anyone with
standard equipment. On the way we realised that this way of presenting
information gave a clear and easy-to-understand view of the objects described
and opened up for a phase 2 of the study. In this second phase the user
interface was further developed to allow fast access to all document types
(repair manuals, functional descriptions, spare parts catalogues etc) using the
structure and interactive 3D for "vertical navigation" and filters for the
different document types for "horizontal navigation".
||New publishing models, technical factors, SGML, XML, 3D
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