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  • The MediaMetro application provides an interactive 3D visualization of multimedia document collections using a city metaphor. The directories are mapped to city layouts using algorithms similar to treemaps. Each multimedia document is represented by a building and visual summaries of the different constituent media types are rendered onto the sides of the building. From videos, Manga storyboards with keyframe images are created and shown on the faade; from slides and text, thumbnail images are produced and subsampled for display on the building sides. The images resemble windows on a building and can be selected for media playback. To support more facile navigation between high overviews and low detail views, a novel swooping technique was developed that combines altitude and tilt changes with zeroing in on a target. Copyright 2005 ACM.

name of conference

  • the 13th annual ACM international conference

published proceedings

  • Proceedings of the 13th annual ACM international conference on Multimedia - MULTIMEDIA '05

author list (cited authors)

  • Chiu, P., Girgensohn, A., Lertsithichai, S., Polak, W., & Shipman, F.

citation count

  • 19

complete list of authors

  • Chiu, Patrick||Girgensohn, Andreas||Lertsithichai, Surapong||Polak, Wolf||Shipman, Frank

publication date

  • January 2005