Zoomable User Interfaces

The Feature discusses the problem of limited screen space on cellphones and proposes a solution: ZUIs.

Imagine being able to view all of the files on your phone by simply zooming out to see an overview of all data, and then zooming in to pick the item you want. That’s a much more attractive proposition than scrolling through a hundred-item list.

ZUIs aren’t new, but thanks to the generous size of most PC monitors, the average user hasn’t had much call for them-until now. With mobile phones increasing in functionality while their screens continue to shrink, there’s an urgent need to find a better way to see the contents of your phone.

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