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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 and Burkhard, RA and Grinstein, G and Cvek, U and Trutschl, M and Stuart, L and Wyeld, TG and Andrienko, G and Dykes, J and Jern, M and Groth, D and Ursyn, A, (eds.) 11th International Conference Information Visualization. (pp. 707 - 712). IEEE COMPUTER SOC

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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 nor 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 nor 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
Event:11th International Conference on Information Visualization (IV 2007)
Location:Zurich, SWITZERLAND
Dates:2007-07-04 - 2007-07-06
ISBN-13:978-0-7695-2900-4
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 Life Sciences
UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Computer Science

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