Liquid View : Criteria
The Criteria for Views are based on the use-case of a student building a paper for advisors, external reviewers and the academic community at large. This document covers views in general and focuses on the current development of a ‘Liquid | View’ in particular.
A ‘View’ simply refers to a visual way of displaying information, inspired by Doug Engelbart's ‘ViewSpec’ term:
“A skilled user will readjust his view to suit immediate needs very quickly and frequently”
The primary information format here is text, with moving and still, 2D and 3D, interactive and passive imagery, music and at some point, haptics integrated.
AR and VR are outside of initial focus but could well provide useful Views in the future.
The core view is the standard scrolling scroll used in Word Processing (‘WP’) applications. The reason is not only that it is currently the view accepted by academia for a paper and thus connects into current work-flows. It is also that this view provides an efficient use of space and is supportive of long form writing and reading.
Views will therefore need to be able to transform into scrollable text views. A workspace where the primary view can not be transformed into a WP scrollable view is therefore outside of the scope for this project and are covered by other projects such as Debate Graph, The Brain as well as many Mind and Concept Mapping solutions.