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Julia Kramer
University of California, Berkeley

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A Bifocal Display simultaneously shows a large data space with minimal detail and a subportion of that space with full detail displayed in context (like a magnification). Distortion around the borders helps to maintain visual continuity between the detailed and contextual views, illustrating how the detail fits within the greater context. A Bifocal Display can be used to magnify important information, thus being used to communicate a both a detailed and a broad design effectively.
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