Halo: a technique for visualizing off-screen objects

@inproceedings{Baudisch2003HaloAT,
  title={Halo: a technique for visualizing off-screen objects},
  author={Patrick Baudisch and Ruth Rosenholtz},
  booktitle={CHI},
  year={2003}
}
As users pan and zoom, display content can disappear into off-screen space, particularly on small-screen devices. The clipping of locations, such as relevant places on a map, can make spatial cognition tasks harder. Halo is a visualization technique that supports spatial cognition by showing users the location of off-screen objects. Halo accomplishes this by surrounding off-screen objects with rings that are just large enough to reach into the border region of the display window. From the… CONTINUE READING
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