Applying a User-centred Approach to Interactive Visualization Design

I. Wassink, Olga Anatoliyivna Kulyk, Elisabeth M.A.G. van Dijk, Gerrit C. van der Veer, P.E. van der Vet

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    Analysing users in their context of work and finding out how and why they use different information resources is essential to provide interactive visualisation systems that match their goals and needs. Designers should actively involve the intended users throughout the whole process. This chapter presents a user-centered approach for the design of interactive visualisation systems. We describe three phases of the iterative visualisation design process: the early envisioning phase, the global specification hase, and the detailed specification phase. The whole design cycle is repeated until some criterion of success is reached. We discuss different techniques for the analysis of users, their tasks and domain. Subsequently, the design of prototypes and evaluation methods in visualisation practice are presented. Finally, we discuss the practical challenges in design and evaluation of collaborative visualisation environments. Our own case studies and those of others are used throughout the whole chapter to illustrate various approaches.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationTrends in Interactive Visualization
    EditorsE. Zudilova-Seinstra, T. Adriaansen, R. van Liere
    Place of PublicationLondon
    Number of pages26
    ISBN (Print)978-1-84800-268-5
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2008

    Publication series

    NameAdvanced Information and Knowledge Processing
    PublisherSpringer Verlag


    • EWI-12960
    • METIS-251040
    • IR-64840
    • HMI-HF: Human Factors

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