Article | Proceedings of SIGRAD 2012; Interactive Visual Analysis of Data; November 29-30; 2012; Växjö; Sweden | Usability Analysis of Custom Visualization Tools

Title:
Usability Analysis of Custom Visualization Tools
Author:
Mohammad A. Kuhail: IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark Soren Lauesen: IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark Kostas Pantazos: IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark Xu Shangjin: IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark
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2012
Conference:
Proceedings of SIGRAD 2012; Interactive Visual Analysis of Data; November 29-30; 2012; Växjö; Sweden
Issue:
081
Article no.:
004
Pages:
19-28
No. of pages:
10
Publication type:
Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
2012-11-20
ISBN:
978-91-7519-723-4
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Publisher:
Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet


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Many visualization tools allow the implementation of custom (non-standard) visualizations; but they differ in approach. The approaches vary from imperative to declarative programming. Moreover; some tools provide environments that assist designers in implementing visualizations. Which approach supports designers best in implementing custom visualizations? What is lacking? To answer these questions; we compared the approaches of four recent visualization tools that support custom visualizations using an example. Further; we evaluated the approaches using the framework of the Cognitive Dimensions of Notations (CDs). Our findings favour notations that use declarative rather than imperative programming; and environments that allow exploration rather than dialogue-dependant ones.

Keywords: H.3.4 [Systems and Software]: Performance evaluation (efficiency and effectiveness)—H.5.2 [User Interfaces]: Evaluation/methodology

Proceedings of SIGRAD 2012; Interactive Visual Analysis of Data; November 29-30; 2012; Växjö; Sweden

Author:
Mohammad A. Kuhail, Soren Lauesen, Kostas Pantazos, Xu Shangjin
Title:
Usability Analysis of Custom Visualization Tools
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Proceedings of SIGRAD 2012; Interactive Visual Analysis of Data; November 29-30; 2012; Växjö; Sweden

Author:
Mohammad A. Kuhail, Soren Lauesen, Kostas Pantazos, Xu Shangjin
Title:
Usability Analysis of Custom Visualization Tools
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