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Presenting Technical Drawings on Mobile Handhelds

Presenting Technical Drawings on Mobile Handhelds
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Author(s): Georg Fuchs (University of Rostock, Germany), Hans-Jörg Schulz (University of Rostock, Germany) and Heidrun Schumann (University of Rostock, Germany)
Copyright: 2007
Pages: 5
Source title: Managing Worldwide Operations and Communications with Information Technology
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-929-8.ch054

Abstract

Due to the spread of mobile handheld devices, new application fields like technical maintenance and mechanical inspections open up to their use. Yet, to fully benefit from their modern technical capabilities, standard interaction techniques need to be revised and new ways of accessing the abundance of technical documentation on the handheld need to be conceived. However, the display of technical illustrations on its tiny screen is still a difficult task. In this paper, we discuss an approach specifically conceived for technical drawings that aims at overcoming this difficulty. To underline its practicability, we also present our software prototype that incorporates this approach by utilizing the technical potentials of the standardized vector graphics format SVG.

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