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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 7/28/2014)