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Reimagining digital publishing for technical documents

Primary supervisor

Michael Wybrow

Research area

Embodied Visualisation

Digital versions of technical documents, like textbooks and academic papers, are usually produced as static PDF files. Research has shown that working with these on electronic devices is frustrating and inefficient, partly because people do not read such documents in a linear fashion as they do novels. This project reimagines digital publishing for technical documents and proposes to investigate and evaluate a new dynamic view of documents with uninterrupted body text, flexible navigation, and contextual information—figures, references, definitions, etc—that are displayed in a separate view alongside the portion of the document that refers to them. This project will lead to better digital reading environments for these type of document.

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