The Inspector: A Cognitive Artefact for Visual Mapping

Mohammad A. Kuhail, Søren Lauesen, Kostas Pantazos

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    Abstract

    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.

    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.

    LanguageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications (GRAPP 2013) and International Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications (IVAPP 2013)
    EditorsSabine Coquillart, Carlos Andujar, Robert S. Laramee, Andreas Kerren, José Braz
    Number of pages10
    Place of PublicationSetubal
    PublisherSCITEPRESS Digital Library
    Date2013
    Pages525-534
    ISBN (Print)9789898565464
    StatePublished - 2013
    EventThe 4th International Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications. IVAPP 2013 - Barcelona, Spain
    Duration: 21 Feb 201324 Feb 2013
    Conference number: 4
    http://www.ivapp.visigrapp.org/?y=2013

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    ConferenceThe 4th International Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications. IVAPP 2013
    Number4
    CountrySpain
    CityBarcelona
    Period21/02/201324/02/2013
    SponsorInstitute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication
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      Kuhail, M. A., Lauesen, S., & Pantazos, K. (2013). The Inspector: A Cognitive Artefact for Visual Mapping . In S. Coquillart, C. Andujar, R. S. Laramee, A. Kerren, & J. Braz (Eds.), Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications (GRAPP 2013) and International Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications (IVAPP 2013) (pp. 525-534). Setubal : SCITEPRESS Digital Library.
      Kuhail, Mohammad A. ; Lauesen, Søren ; Pantazos, Kostas. / The Inspector : A Cognitive Artefact for Visual Mapping . Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications (GRAPP 2013) and International Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications (IVAPP 2013). editor / Sabine Coquillart ; Carlos Andujar ; Robert S. Laramee ; Andreas Kerren ; José Braz. Setubal : SCITEPRESS Digital Library, 2013. pp. 525-534
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      Kuhail, MA, Lauesen, S & Pantazos, K 2013, The Inspector: A Cognitive Artefact for Visual Mapping . in S Coquillart, C Andujar, RS Laramee, A Kerren & J Braz (eds), Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications (GRAPP 2013) and International Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications (IVAPP 2013). SCITEPRESS Digital Library, Setubal , pp. 525-534, Barcelona, Spain, 21/02/2013.

      The Inspector : A Cognitive Artefact for Visual Mapping . / Kuhail, Mohammad A.; Lauesen, Søren; Pantazos, Kostas.

      Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications (GRAPP 2013) and International Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications (IVAPP 2013). ed. / Sabine Coquillart; Carlos Andujar; Robert S. Laramee; Andreas Kerren; José Braz. Setubal : SCITEPRESS Digital Library, 2013. p. 525-534.

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      Kuhail MA, Lauesen S, Pantazos K. The Inspector: A Cognitive Artefact for Visual Mapping . In Coquillart S, Andujar C, Laramee RS, Kerren A, Braz J, editors, Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications (GRAPP 2013) and International Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications (IVAPP 2013). Setubal : SCITEPRESS Digital Library. 2013. p. 525-534.