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Subjunctive interfacesfor the Web

Aran Lunzer,1 Kasper Hornbæk21Meme Media Laboratory, Hokkaido University2Dept. of Computer Science, University of Copenhagen

ABSTRACT

The data resources and applications accessible through today’s Web offer tremendous opportunities for exploration: ask a slightly different question, receive a correspondingly different answer. However, typical browser-based mechanisms for accessing the Web only enable users to pose one such question at a time, placing a heavy operational and cognitive burden on any user who wants to explore and compare alternatives. A subjunctive-interface approach may reduce this burden. Subjunctive interfaces support the setting up, viewing, and adjustment of multiple scenarios in ...

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