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Subjective information visualizations

Faisal, S.; Cairns, P.; Blandford, A.; (2006) Subjective information visualizations. Presented at: HCI'06: Workshop on Combining Visualisation and Interaction to Facilitate Scientific Exploration and Discovery, London, UK. Green open access

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Abstract

Information Visualizations (InfoViz) are systems that require high levels of cognitive processing. They revolve around the notion of decoding and interpreting visual patterns in order to achieve certain goals. We argue that purely designing for the visual will not allow for optimum experiences since there is more to InfoViz than just the visual. Interaction is a key to achieving higher levels of knowledge. In this position paper we present a different perspective on the underlying meaning of interaction, where we describe it as incorporating both the visual and the physical activities. By physical activities we mean the physical actions upon the physical input device/s. We argue that interaction is the key element for supporting users’ subjective experiences hence these experiences should first be understood. All the discussions in this paper are based upon on going work in the field of visualizing the literature knowledge domain (LKDViz).

Type:Conference item (Presentation)
Title:Subjective information visualizations
Event:HCI'06: Workshop on Combining Visualisation and Interaction to Facilitate Scientific Exploration and Discovery
Location:London, UK
Dates:11 September 2006
Open access status:An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version:http://staff.science.uva.nl/~elenaz/HCI06/
Language:English
Additional information:Organised by the British HCI Group
Keywords:Subjective experience, action, interaction, information visualization, design, literature knowledge domain
UCL classification:UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Psychology and Language Sciences (Division of) > UCL Interaction Centre
UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Psychology and Language Sciences (Division of) > Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience

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