Showing a modified view of the selected region of interest while leaving the rest of the visualization unchanged, these tools extend the metaphor of a magnifying glass to include any sort of useful visual transformation of application data. They can be used to help the user understand various types of information, from text documents to scientific visualizations.
- The Magic Lens Interface Project Eric Bier, Ken Fishkin, Ken Pier, Maureen Stone (Xerox Parc)
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- [Stone et al, 2004]: Maureen C.Stone, Ken Fishkin, Eric A Bier, The Movable Filter as a User Interface Tool,2004.
- [Viega et al, 1996]: John Viega, Matthew J. Conway, George Williams, and Randy Pausch, 3D magic Lenses, ACM, 1996, Pages 51–58.
- [Waloszek, 2004] G. Waloszek, Magic Lens, Created at: January 13, 2004. Retrieved at: November 2004. http://www.sapdesignguild.org/community/book_people/visualization/controls/MagicLens.htm