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Challenges of evaluating the Information Visualisation experience

Faisal, S; Cairns, P; Blandford, A; (2007) Challenges of evaluating the Information Visualisation experience. In: People and Computers XXI HCI.But Not as We Know It - Proceedings of HCI 2007: The 21st British HCI Group Annual Conference.

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Abstract

Information Visualisation (InfoVis) is defined as an interactive visual representation of abstract data. We view the user's interaction with InfoVis tools as an experience which is made up of a set of highly demanding cognitive activities. These activities assist users in making sense and gaining knowledge of the represented domain. Usability studies that involve a task-based analysis and usability questionnaires are not enough to capture such an experience. This paper discusses the challenges involved when it comes to evaluating InfoVis tools by giving an overview of the activities involved in an InfoVis experience and demonstrating how they affect the visualisation process. The argument in this paper is based on our experiences in designing, building and evaluating an academic literature visualisation tool. © 2007 Sarah Faisal, Paul Cairns, Ann Blandford.

Type:Proceedings paper
Title:Challenges of evaluating the Information Visualisation 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 Life Sciences
UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Computer Science

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