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Beyond Books slide presentation

Published on
31 Jul 2012
Written by
Scott A. Hale

The OII InteractiveVis team has been busy at work and anticipates an exciting release of two demo visualizations extremely soon. In the meantime, there is lots to share, and I wanted to share one item now (can you tell we’re more into coding than blogging? sorry, we’re working on getting more up on this blog).

At the end of June we had the opportunity to present to at a Learning Technology one-day conference hosted by the Oxford University Computing Services entitled Beyond Books. It was a great opportunity to see ideas about the direction of ebooks and get feedback on the work we’re doing to enable interactive visualization that should be compatible with emerging ebook standards. We also took the opportunity to showcase the ability of HTML5 in general; so, the slides we presented we’re written entirely in HTML5 based on some earlier slides created by individuals in the Google Chrome team. I also learned at the conference about impress.js, an open-source HTML5 alternative to pretzi.

Without further introduction, the slides are below. They layout some of the existing tools (a blog post on these is forthcoming), and some of the parameters within which we are developing (native web technologies only, standalone/offline capability for ebooks).

Clicking the image below will launch the slides. Use the left and right arrow keys on your keyboard to switch slides. The presentation requires a modern browser: ideally Firefox, Chrome, Opera, or Safari

Click this image to see the slides