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Mar 1, 2008 2:13pm

slippy faumaxion, take two

Two weeks ago, I posted the faumaxion slippy map, an interactive interpretation of Buckminster Fuller's Dymaxion World Map. I was curious to see whether the continuous re-orientation of the map would be jarring or confusing to users. Based on some helpful feedback, I've updated the map so that the dragging and rotation behaviors are separate. Instead of continuously re-orienting itself to face North for whatever point happens to be in the center of the map during a click-and-drag, a tiny compass rose shows which way the map will rotate itself once the mouse is released. This version feels calmer, and makes for a more predictable (and therefore better?) interaction:

Comments (5)

  1. Awesome. Much nicer and far less jarring. The compass rose is a really nice touch.

    Posted by Sean on Saturday, March 1 2008 3:21pm EST

  2. Yeah, It's really much better. But still this map is not so accurate.

    Posted by Oldi McGregor on Sunday, March 2 2008 10:33am EST

  3. Accurate in what sense, Oldi?

    Posted by Michal Migurski on Sunday, March 2 2008 12:31pm EST

  4. Mike, the fact that I am your biggest fan-boy aside... this makes me cry with joy. As I imagine it would make Fuller cry... since, as best as I can imagine, this *must* be the way he imagined navigating a dymaxion map. *must* be. ;)

    Posted by Boris on Thursday, May 8 2008 4:11pm EDT

  5. Thanks, Boris. =)

    Posted by Michal Migurski on Friday, May 9 2008 1:50am EDT

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