Targeting mobile phone users and the related network operators, HyperVis simplifies the way users navigate through a generic collection of content, providing a context-based representation of that collection.

HyperVis is a visualization tool for mobile devices that employs the hyperbolic geometry to represent trees on a two dimensional space. It supports focus and context visualization, that despite having a focused node, the tree context is always visible.

Due to the hyperbolic geometry properties it also makes an efficient use of the space available. The tool is suitable to mobile devices with small displays and multi-touch displays. It has been implemented on the i-Phone and supports media content remotely available on web services such as Flickr.


Author: Luís Ferreira

Type: MSc thesis

Partner: Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto

Year: 2009



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