Space To Think

Summary

This article talks about the advantages of using large high-res displays with computers rather than standard small screens or larger low res displays. The main purpose of this article was to look at the advantages of making a computer display large enough that it became a part of the work environment rather than a small window into a digital space.

Discussion

Pros

  • large displays allow users to arrange documents spatially as well as interact at a detailed level
  • large high-res displays allow for a 'multi-scale document space'
  • Having that much screen real-estate would awesome

Cons

  • I would have liked to see the difference between their display set up and a set up of comparable size an resolution but made of smaller screens.
  • Should look at productivity of standard work, sometimes having more space means more distractions if not all of the space is needed