uVis Studio: An Integrated Development Environment for Visualization

Kostas Pantazos, Mohammad Amin Kuhail, Søren Lauesen, Shangjin Xu

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    A toolkit facilitates the visualization development process. The process can be further enhanced by integrating the toolkits in development environments. This paper describes how the uVis toolkit, a formula-based visualiza- tion toolkit, has been extended with a development environment, called uVis Studio. Instead of programming, developers apply a Drag-Drop-Set-View-Interact approach. Developers bind controls to data, and the Studio gives immediate visual feedback in the Design Panel. This is a novel feature, called What-You-Bind-Is-What- You-Get. The Studio also provides Modes that allow developers to interact and view the visualization from the end-user's perspective without switching workspace, and Auto-Completion; a feature of the Property Grid that provides suggestions not only for the formula language syntax but also for the tables, the table elds and the relationships in the database. We conducted a usability study with six developers to evaluate if the Studio and its features enhance cognition and facilitate the visualization development. The results show that developers appreciated the Drag-Drop-Set- View-Interact approach, the What-You-Bind-Is-What-You-Get, the Auto-Completion and the Modes. Several usability problems were identified, and some suggestions for improvement include: new panels, better presentation of the Modes, and better error messages. © (2013) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
    A toolkit facilitates the visualization development process. The process can be further enhanced by integrating the toolkits in development environments. This paper describes how the uVis toolkit, a formula-based visualiza- tion toolkit, has been extended with a development environment, called uVis Studio. Instead of programming, developers apply a Drag-Drop-Set-View-Interact approach. Developers bind controls to data, and the Studio gives immediate visual feedback in the Design Panel. This is a novel feature, called What-You-Bind-Is-What- You-Get. The Studio also provides Modes that allow developers to interact and view the visualization from the end-user's perspective without switching workspace, and Auto-Completion; a feature of the Property Grid that provides suggestions not only for the formula language syntax but also for the tables, the table elds and the relationships in the database. We conducted a usability study with six developers to evaluate if the Studio and its features enhance cognition and facilitate the visualization development. The results show that developers appreciated the Drag-Drop-Set- View-Interact approach, the What-You-Bind-Is-What-You-Get, the Auto-Completion and the Modes. Several usability problems were identified, and some suggestions for improvement include: new panels, better presentation of the Modes, and better error messages. © (2013) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
    LanguageEnglish
    Title of host publicationVisualization and Data Analysis 2013
    EditorsPak Chung Wong, David L. Kao, Ming C. Hao, Chaomei Chen
    Place of PublicationBellingham, WA
    PublisherSPIE - International Society for Optical Engineering
    Date2013
    Pages15-30
    ISBN (Print)9780819494276
    StatePublished - 2013
    EventVisualization and Data Analysis 2013 - Burlingame, CA, United States
    Duration: 4 Feb 20136 Feb 2013

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    ConferenceVisualization and Data Analysis 2013
    CountryUnited States
    CityBurlingame, CA
    Period04/02/201306/02/2013
    SeriesProceedings of S P I E - International Society for Optical Engineering
    Volume8654
    ISSN0277-786X

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      Pantazos, K., Kuhail, M. A., Lauesen, S., & Xu, S. (2013). uVis Studio: An Integrated Development Environment for Visualization . In P. C. Wong, D. L. Kao, M. C. Hao, & C. Chen (Eds.), Visualization and Data Analysis 2013 (pp. 15-30). Bellingham, WA: SPIE - International Society for Optical Engineering. Proceedings of S P I E - International Society for Optical Engineering, Vol.. 8654
      Pantazos, Kostas ; Kuhail, Mohammad Amin ; Lauesen, Søren ; Xu, Shangjin. / uVis Studio : An Integrated Development Environment for Visualization . Visualization and Data Analysis 2013. editor / Pak Chung Wong ; David L. Kao ; Ming C. Hao ; Chaomei Chen. Bellingham, WA : SPIE - International Society for Optical Engineering, 2013. pp. 15-30 (Proceedings of S P I E - International Society for Optical Engineering, ???volume??? 8654 ).
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      Pantazos, K, Kuhail, MA, Lauesen, S & Xu, S 2013, uVis Studio: An Integrated Development Environment for Visualization . in PC Wong, DL Kao, MC Hao & C Chen (eds), Visualization and Data Analysis 2013. SPIE - International Society for Optical Engineering, Bellingham, WA, Proceedings of S P I E - International Society for Optical Engineering, vol. 8654 , pp. 15-30, Burlingame, CA, United States, 04/02/2013.

      uVis Studio : An Integrated Development Environment for Visualization . / Pantazos, Kostas; Kuhail, Mohammad Amin; Lauesen, Søren; Xu, Shangjin.

      Visualization and Data Analysis 2013. ed. / Pak Chung Wong; David L. Kao; Ming C. Hao; Chaomei Chen. Bellingham, WA : SPIE - International Society for Optical Engineering, 2013. p. 15-30.

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      Pantazos K, Kuhail MA, Lauesen S, Xu S. uVis Studio: An Integrated Development Environment for Visualization . In Wong PC, Kao DL, Hao MC, Chen C, editors, Visualization and Data Analysis 2013. Bellingham, WA: SPIE - International Society for Optical Engineering. 2013. p. 15-30. (Proceedings of S P I E - International Society for Optical Engineering, Vol. 8654 ).