This is the Processing Prototype of the Student’s view of Magellan. The student’s view has the map of Multiversity, showing all the project boats and the dock.
The student (the user) can have a general view of all the boats and select any one to see an overview of the project. To do this, we constructed a zoomable map, in two steps quickly passing from the general view to the specific boat. Clicking on a single boat, you have the overview with a little description.
At first, we tried to develop a zoomable map working like modest maps (used by Google Maps), that uses numbered zoom levels, rows and columns.
Instead, we’ve coded a three levels dynamical zoom, without using rows and colums, that zooms centering the clicked point. While zooming, it gives new values, so that the buttons have new relative coordinates, so that they work at every level of zoom. The map has 3 levels of zoom, and the screen with a function, resize the map relative to the clicked point
Clicking on the dock, you have a timeline with all the collaborations available, sorted by date of start. The length of the boat shows how much this collaboration will least. In this way you can choose witch project you can join at the moment and in the future. For more details on the application, look at the commented pdf.