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Authors: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
Publication title:Usability Analysis of Custom Visualization Tools
Conference:Proceedings of SIGRAD 2012; Interactive Visual Analysis of Data; November 29–30; 2012; Växjö; Sweden
Publication type: Abstract and Fulltext
Issue:081
Article No.:004
Abstract: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.
Language:English
Keywords:H.3.4 [Systems and Software]: Performance evaluation (efficiency and effectiveness)—H.5.2 [User Interfaces]: Evaluation/methodology
Year:2012
No. of pages:10
Pages:19-28
ISBN:978-91-7519-723-4
Series:Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):1650-3686
ISSN (online):1650-3740
File:http://www.ep.liu.se/ecp/081/004/ecp12081004.pdf
Available:2012-11-20
Publisher:Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet

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Mohammad A. Kuhail, Soren Lauesen, Kostas Pantazos, Xu Shangjin (2012). Usability Analysis of Custom Visualization Tools, Proceedings of SIGRAD 2012; Interactive Visual Analysis of Data; November 29–30; 2012; Växjö; Sweden http://www.ep.liu.se/ecp_article/index.en.aspx?issue=081;article=004 (accessed 10/31/2014)