An Alternative Approach to the Computer Interface

  title={An Alternative Approach to the Computer Interface},
  author={Ken Perlin and David Fox},
We believe that navigation in information spaces is best supported by tapping into our natural spatial and geographic ways of thinking. To this end, we are developing a new computer interface model called Pad. The ongoing Pad project uses a spatial metaphor for computer interface design. It provides an intuitive base for the support of such applications as electronic marketplaces, information services, and on-line collaboration. Pad is an innnite two dimensional information plane that is shared… CONTINUE READING
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