About HyperScope 2.0 0

Intro 1

Welcome to the all-new HyperScope beta proto­type, offering an enhanced browsing experience on the web. Basic features include flexible view control, jumping around with fine-grained addressability, and more. HyperScope is envisioned as a proof of concept for Doug Engelbart's 'laundry list' of baseline features, still missing in prevailing information technology, still needed to fulfill the promise of new media, 'augmenting the human intellect' in the effective engagement of teams, organizations, and networked initiatives. Learn more About Open Hyperdocument Systems (OHS).

This evolving prototype initially supports interacting at the file or document level.

Give it a Whirl 2

Start Here 2a

  1. New to HyperScope? Watch the demo at right.
  2. Test drive features in Doug's Authorship paper featured in the demo.
  3. Check out Cue Cards below to see features at a glance.

More Engelbart Papers to browse 2b

Early Framework Collection

Bootstrapping the Future

Foundational Technology

More and more on the way!

Cue Cards & User Documentation 2c


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For Developers 3

  • The Hyperscope 2.0 prototype is powered through javascripts and CSS, intended to work in any standard browser on most any device. It is designed as an evolving proof of concept of the kind of functionality Doug Engelbart was calling for in About OHS, toward open source, community engagement and hands-on pilot usage. 3a
  • Developers Website - see hyperscope.dev where you'll find an up to date directory of publications being rendered, with more resources to come 3b
  • User Interface - for simplicity our pre-beta version uses a dashboard style UI. We welcome a variety of alternate UX choices, especially those that offer a sense of flying through information space and landing with precision, with on-the-fly view control, ... (see OHS Paradigm for details). Watch some vintage examples in these earlier UI prototypes. 3c

Further Inquiry 4

  • About OHS - the inspiration for HyperScope - highlights why we need a world-wide open hyperdocument system (OHS) powering the connective tissue across our information technology, what it is, approaches for implementation, and a link to the OHS Technology Template detailing basic requirements. The OHS framework is designed to facilitate a group's dynamic knowledge ecosystem (DKE). 4a
  • Technology Showcase - various examples of OHS-inspired technology,
    including these earlier examples from Doug's lab: 4b
  • Summary Listing of Doug's Papers - showing the evolution and refinement of augmenting human intellect, evolving the organization of the future, and the enabling technology needed as the critical missing piece. 4c