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Building for users not for experts: designing a visualization of the literature domain

Faisal, S.; Cairns, P.; Blandford, A.; (2007) Building for users not for experts: designing a visualization of the literature domain. In: Banissi, E., (ed.) Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Information Visualization (IV 07). (pp. pp. 707-712). IEEE Computer Society Press: Los Alamitos, US. Green open access

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Abstract

As researchers we are constantly working with academic literature. Literature data is growing exponentially. Interacting with this huge amount of information has been a challenge for the field of HCI for years. The goal is to assist users in making sense of this information by producing usable designs. Information Visualization (InfoVis) augments users' cognition when interacting with complex data structures. Although the use of InfoVis as a tool for representing literature data is not new, we have found that most of the existing Literature Knowledge Domain Visualizations (LKDViz) target specialists known as domain analysts who study publication patterns. Our goal is to design a LKDViz tool for academic users. Due to the diversity of academic literature users we captured their experiences and used it as the main source for our design. Interestingly, this method generated design criteria that have not been applied in most of the academic literature visualizations.

Type:Proceedings paper
Title:Building for users not for experts: designing a visualization of the literature domain
ISBN:0769529003
ISBN-13:9780769529004
Open access status:An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI:10.1109/IV.2007.32
Publisher version:http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/IV.2007.32
Language:English
Additional information:©2007 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE. Paper presented at the 11th International Conference Information Visualization (IV 07) held 4 - 6 July 2007 in Zurich, Switzerland
Keywords:Information visualization, literature knowledge domain, user experience
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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