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Interactive Visual Histories for Vector Graphics

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Executive Summary

Presentation and graphics software enables users to experiment with variations of illustrations. They can revisit recent editing operations using the ubiquitous undo command, but they are limited to sequential exploration. The authors propose a new interaction metaphor and visualization for operation history. While editing, a user can access a history mode in which actions are denoted by graphical depictions appearing on top of the document. The work is inspired by the visual language of film storyboards and assembly instructions.

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