Terry Harpold

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This paper describes techniques for maximizing the efficient use of small screen space by combining delayed response with semi-transparency of control objects ("widgets") and on-screen text. Most research on the limitations of small display screens has focused on methods for optimizing concurrent display of text and widgets at the same level of transparency(More)
To Pete ACKNOWLEDGMENTS I have many people to thank for this thesis: my friends, family, and teachers. I would also like to thank the University of Florida for encouraging the study of popular media, with a high level of critical theory and competence. This thesis also would not have been possible without the diligent help and guidance from my committee(More)
Consider a design trajectory, figured on one end by the screens of early command-line computer interfaces and ColecoVision's Donkey Kong™ (1981), and on the other, by the more complex and finely-rendered spaces depicted in Tomb Raider® III: The Adventures of Lara Croft (1999), and Apple's newly-released Mac OS X. Lara Croft runs, jumps, tumbles, and blasts(More)
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