The Inspector: A Cognitive Artefact for Visual Mapping

Mohammad A. Kuhail, Søren Lauesen, Kostas Pantazos

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    Abstrakt

    Existing custom visualization tools provide cognitive artefacts that can reduce the cognitive barriers designers encounter in visual mapping, mapping data to visual primitives (e.g. ellipse, rectangle) and their properties (e.g. colour, size.) However, our experience with designers shows that the existing artefacts are insufficient. In particular, designers struggle to understand the relationship between visual primitives, their properties, and data. Moreover, it is hard to verify the correctness of the visual mappings. In response, we developed a new cognitive artefact, the inspector, that explicitly shows the data behind visual primitive and their properties. We evaluated the impact of the inspector on usability with seven designers. The result shows that the inspector reduced usability problems and helped designers verify the visual mappings.

    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    TitelProceedings of the International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications (GRAPP 2013) and International Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications (IVAPP 2013)
    RedaktørerSabine Coquillart, Carlos Andujar, Robert S. Laramee, Andreas Kerren, José Braz
    Antal sider10
    UdgivelsesstedSetubal
    ForlagSCITEPRESS Digital Library
    Publikationsdato2013
    Sider525-534
    ISBN (Trykt)9789898565464
    StatusUdgivet - 2013
    BegivenhedThe 4th International Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications. IVAPP 2013 - Barcelona, Spanien
    Varighed: 21 feb. 201324 feb. 2013
    Konferencens nummer: 4
    http://www.ivapp.visigrapp.org/?y=2013

    Konference

    KonferenceThe 4th International Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications. IVAPP 2013
    Nummer4
    LandSpanien
    ByBarcelona
    Periode21/02/201324/02/2013
    SponsorInstitute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication
    Internetadresse

    Emneord

    • Visual Mapping
    • Inspector
    • Cognitive Artefacts
    • Information Visualization Tools
    • Custom Visualizations

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