Authoring adaptive diagrams

Cameron McCormack, Kim Marriott, Bernd Meyer
2008 Proceeding of the eighth ACM symposium on Document engineering - DocEng '08  
The web and digital media requires intelligent, adaptive documents whose appearance and content adapts to the viewing context and which support user interaction. While previous research has focussed on textual and multimedia content, this is also true for diagrammatic content. We have designed and implemented an authoring tool which supports the construction of adaptive diagrams. Adaptive layout behaviour is specified by using constraint-based placement tools as well as by allowing the author
more » ... specify more radical layout changes using alternate layout configurations. As well as specifying alternate layouts, the author can specify alternate representations for an object, alternate styles and alternate textual content. The resulting space of different versions of the diagram is the cross product of these different alternatives. At display time the version is constructed dynamically, taking into account the author specified preference order on the alternatives, current viewing environment, and user interaction.
doi:10.1145/1410140.1410172 dblp:conf/doceng/McCormackMM08 fatcat:7cup5dzqcbeyzgekby3ox5tvom