Expanding the Porthole: Leveraging Large, High-Resolution Displays in Exploratory Visual Analysis

The visualization environment employed in the pilot user study - L. Long, EVL

Authors: Reda, K., Offord, C., Johnson, A., Leigh, J.

Publication: Proceedings of CHI’14 EA on Human Factors on Computing Systems, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, pp. 2047-2052, ACM

URL: http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?doid=2559206.2581202

The scale and complexity of today’s datasets frequently overwhelm conventional visualization interfaces, which could negatively impact the quality of the visual analytic activity. In this paper, we investigate the use of Large, High-Resolution displays in exploratory visual analysis scenarios. We argue that the ability to see and interact with more information at once fundamentally affects users’ analytic behavior, prompting them to explore their data more broadly. This positive effect may also enhance the diversity of questions and hypotheses conceived and explored by users during their analysis.

Keywords: Information visualization; visual exploration; visual analytics; large high-resolution displays

Date: April 26, 2014 - May 1, 2014

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