Published with a new name as "Zoomable User Interfaces as a Medium for Slide Show Presentations", (2002) Information Visualization, 1 (1), Palgrave Macmillan, 35-49.
HCIL-2001-03, CS-TR-4225, UMIACS-TR-2001-14
In this paper, we introduce Counterpoint, a zooming presentation tool. CounterPoint supports the construction of slide show style presentations with content arrangement in a 2.5D space. As with other Zoomable User Interfaces, CounterPoint provides animated navigations as transitions through this space. Our tool also supports both automated sequential paths and interactive navigation through the presentation. Multiple paths may also be defined within a single presentation space. This paper describes the functionality of our tool, some implementation details, and potential benefits of CounterPoint over more traditional slide show tools.