||Text Reading on Small Displays Based on 3D Visualization
||Larsen, Jakob Eg (Intelligent Signal Processing, Department of Informatics and Mathematical Modeling, Technical University of Denmark, DTU, DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark)
||Technical University of Denmark, DTU, DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark
||Today mobile devices are a more and more integrated part of our daily life and the difficulty involved in reading on such devices is an increasingly pressing subject. In contrary to develop software for PCs, mobile devices have limitations which have to be considered.
Much of the existing software for mobile devices today is originally software developed for the PC which just is modified to be usable at these devices – but not always with success.
Mobile devices often have smaller displays and other reduced resources such as processor and memory. Techniques used for optimizing software and especially reading on mobile devices will be described through this thesis.
The purpose of this thesis is to give users the possibility to read text on mobile devices - especially on cell phones – more pleasantly than it is today. This has to be done by removing the need for scrolling back and forth between every single line break, helping the user maintain focus at one single line and reducing the required input from the user.
A thing which is studied more thoroughly through this thesis is the effect of showing text in 3D. It is shown that there is a big difference between different users’ opinions of reading on 3D surfaces. There is a tendency that the users prefer reading on plane surfaces, but they are still very grateful for the heavily reduced scrolling and also for the way the user is maintaining the focus on the text by emphasizing one single line.
Creation date: 2009-08-19
Update date: 2009-08-19