Another interesting Flash interface

9 Nov 2004 - 1:51am
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Listera
2004

Jonathan Harris (WordCount) has another interesting Flash UI for news
aggregating:

<http://tenbyten.org/10x10.html>

Useful? Usable? Attractive?

Ziya
Nullius in Verba

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10 Nov 2004 - 9:40am
Pradyot Rai
2004

On Tue, 09 Nov 2004 01:51:35 -0500, Listera <listera at rcn.com> wrote:

> <http://tenbyten.org/10x10.html>
>
> Useful? Usable? Attractive?

Yesterday, I attended seminar of Edward Tufti and I really appreciated
few things that he stands for, perticularly, the resolution of digital
media. He says that resolution of print media is 20 times more than
the digital media. You can interpret it in either way.

10 Nov 2004 - 9:44am
Pradyot Rai
2004

Sorry. I send the incomplete email. Here's what I wanted to say --

Yesterday, I attended seminar of Edward Tufti and I really appreciated
few things that he stands for, perticularly, the resolution of digital
media. He says that resolution of print media is 20 times more than
the digital media. You can interpret it in either way.

Now, what Edward Tufti has been pressing on was that Resolution is the
most importany aspect when one consumes information. I think this URL
(besides 1000's others) is good example of how "interactivity" can
inhance that aspect too.

Prady

10 Nov 2004 - 10:00am
Dan Saffer
2003

On Nov 10, 2004, at 9:44 AM, Prady Rai wrote:

> Now, what Edward Tufte has been pressing on was that Resolution is the
> most importany aspect when one consumes information. I think this URL
> (besides 1000's others) is good example of how "interactivity" can
> inhance that aspect too.
>

I think he's talking about resolution in the Dots Per Inch sense.
Current screens being 72 dpi and print being 300 dpi (and above). Not
much we're going to be able to do about that except clamor for it from
hardware manufacturers.

Dan

10 Nov 2004 - 12:43pm
Pradyot Rai
2004

> I think he's talking about resolution in the Dots Per Inch sense.
> Current screens being 72 dpi and print being 300 dpi (and above). Not
> much we're going to be able to do about that except clamor for it from
> hardware manufacturers.

Partly, Yes. But he also uses the same "resolution" in the context of
space/interactivity too. He demonstrated with few example (Napoleon
march, his favourite one) the richness of design in print media to
communicate the information. I thought it does not make sense to
compare 300 dpi of print with 72 dpi of monitors, without considering
other strengths of mediums.

I am not making any new discovery here, but point is, if you consider
interactivity as another design dimention, the same "Napoleon march"
can be presented even more interestingly.

> His name is spelled "Tufte" by the way, although pronounced Tuff-Tea...

That was my bad. Thanks for correcting me. BTW, I am no way
criticising Tufte. He is a great guy and makes sense most of the time.

Prady

10 Nov 2004 - 3:29pm
Alain D. M. G. ...
2003

--- Dan Saffer <dan at odannyboy.com> a écrit :

>
> I think he's talking about resolution in the Dots Per Inch sense.
> Current screens being 72 dpi and print being 300 dpi (and above). Not
> much we're going to be able to do about that except clamor for it
> from hardware manufacturers.
>
> Dan

The hardware is aleady there if you have put higher resolution as a
priority:

IBM T221. A22.2" inch wide (16:10) LCD monitor with 9.2 million pixels
arranged in 3840x2400 pixels (QUXGA-W)

This is 204 dpi

http://www.pc.ibm.com/us/intellistation/t221/index.html

Alain Vaillancourt

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10 Nov 2004 - 3:40pm
Listera
2004

Alain D. M. G. Vaillancourt:

> The hardware is aleady there

As is the OS. Both Tiger and Longhorn have res-independent display
capability across the OS. But it's going to be a awhile before we see the
practical application of this.

Ziya
Nullius in Verba

10 Nov 2004 - 3:48pm
Alain D. M. G. ...
2003

re ultra high resolution monitors (204 dpi 3840x2400 pixels)
>
> > The hardware is aleady there
>
> As is the OS. Both Tiger and Longhorn have res-independent display
> capability across the OS. But it's going to be a awhile before we see
> the
> practical application of this.
>
> Ziya
> Nullius in Verba

In specific fields like Health Sciences and aeronautical CADD they have
been using practical applications with these ultra high screens for
more than a year. They are great for digital radioogy and protein
combinations visualizations and just perfect for aircraft design, with
two of these monitors working side by side for each workstation.

Alain Vaillancourt

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