Joes Koppers
Award winner of the First International Browserday, Koppers’ browser “reacts to the ways a user navigates content.” The browser’s text-only interface pops up when needed, giving the functions relevant to the context.

The browser reacts to the user’s mouse movements, interpreting them in terms of distracted or concentrated ways of looking: “The more you look, the more you get.” Rapid, scanning mouse (eye) movements result in a ‘zap-state’ of browsing. Around the ‘focus area’, a white frame, the browser’s integrated search engine generates a selection of ‘previews’ of related (or random) sites, until the user finds something of interest and starts looking closer (indicated by less mouse movement).

The programme then shifts to the ‘layered state’ of browsing, stacking a limited amount of related sites transparently on top of each other, where they will come to the foreground on mouse-over.

The ‘locator’ device maps the internal structure of a given site, allowing for shortcuts not provided by the site’s own interface.

When the user decides to concentrate on one site, the browser disappears, giving the screen over to the site’s interface and content.