Continuous Highlight is a dynamic query with the following principles:
· The user gives search criteria, and the system highlights the matches continuously. The non-hits are not filtered out.
· The search criteria and the results are shown simultaneously.
Use Continuous Highlight, when the user needs context (non-matching items of the query) to accomplish his goal.
If the goal does not require comparison of the hits with the non-hits, Continuous Filter is more effective, because the hits are quicker to find among the results, and a lot of unnecessary scrolling can be avoided.
Example 1: Search with the Popout Prism browser
Example 2: Search on a hyperbolic tree
Example 3: Search on HishiMochi [Toyoda00]
Toyoda M., Shibayama E.,
HishiMochi: A Zooming Browser for Hierarchically Clustered Documents.
CHI 2000 Extended Abstracts, ACM, New York, 2000.