Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
Media Art & Design
Media Wiki

Jan Schepanski

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Contents

Goals & Non-Goals

  • Goals
    • make use of todays technology (higher resolutions and color depth, more memory, faster prozessors, gpu-processing) and interface elements such as drag 'n drop, (multi)touch
    • forget everything about tabs, bookmarks and history
    • one interface for everything - seamless browsing
  • Non-Goals
    • do minor enhancements to the old interface
    • build on top of outdated ideas

Description

there should be more. Really.


Based on an older idea: The Webtop.

File:Webtop-jan Schepanski.pdf

Animation

Visualisation

miniatur


older concept

(older concept)

Animation

Sometime.

Idea: All in One

Toolwindows (6)

  • Toolwindows make no sense. No one needs extra windows so they should be inside the browser.
  • Toolwindows could be some kind of app. So lets redefine the following:

Window=window.open(,'name','toolbar=no,location=no,status=no,menubar=no, scrollbars=no,resizable=no,width=500,height=200')

this could mean: create an "app" which is 500x200 in pixels. This box can be moved around, snapped, dragged, dropped. It doesn't depend on anything. Its just there and does something. Maybe an online radio, a chat, an calculator. There could be an extra app-bar or somewhat.

File linking (6,7)

What happens when you click a link to media file in your browser? Yeah, it opens the file in a new tab or in the same tab. Why not open the image, video or music file in a new overlay that is always on top, movable and includes the typical controls?

Volume control (2)

Every tab should have a slider to control the volume. It also need some visual feedback, to signalize that the tab generates sound.

sleepy tabs

Tabs should go to sleep if not need to reduce cpu-power. There should be a button to prevent this behavior. See the FireFox Addon Tab Bar.

MORE TO COME

Links

APPS (don't ignore apps - they need a fine place to breathe on your browser!)

ZUI (Zooming User Interfaces)

Zoomy Websites

Firefox Design Challenge results and other not that bad ideas

OHTER

Articles

The Browser History

History.png

Little sketch to visualize the problem of presenting the todays non-linear browsing history.

Research

User Interviews.

Some Images

Fences.JPG

(Screenshot of Fences more Informations on stardock.com) Sophie, Jule, Tristan, Laura


Safari.png

(Screenshot of the webbrowser Safari, more Informations on Apple.com) Carlo, Johannes, Sven