Innovations in Visualization

Elastic Presentation Space

Sheelagh Carpendale


To provide a solution to the screen real estate problem, an elastic presentation space framework was developed that maps a representation onto a three dimensional surface using a perspective projection. The files included below should help you get started with your exploration of the elastic presentation space. If you would like access to this library please send an email to Sheelagh Carpendale.



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Project Pages

You can read more about this in Sheelagh Carpendale's PhD Thesis. Please also visit the Elastic Presentation project page on Sheelagh's website.


M. S. T. Carpendale. Elastic Presentation Space Libraries. In IEEE Conference in Visualization; Workshop on Information Visualization Software Infrastructures. IEEE, 2004. PDF Paper
Sheelagh Carpendale. Elastic Presentation Space. Information Design Journal, 10(1):58-69, 2001.
M.S.T. Carpendale. Examining Comprehension Issues in Elastic Presentation Space. Information Design Journal, 10(1):58-68. John Benjamin’s Publishing Co., 2001.
M.S.T. Carpendale and C. Montagnese. A Framework for Unifying Presentation Space. In Proceedings of the 14th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology. ACM Press, pages 61-70, 2001. PDF Paper
D. J. Cowperthwaite, M. S. T. Carpendale and F. D. Fracchia. Editing in Elastic Presentation Spaces. Research report U-SFraser-CMPT-TR: 1999-1, School of Computing Science, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 1999.
M. S. T. Carpendale. A Framework for Elastic Presentation Space. PhD thesis, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 1999.