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Design Considerations for Collaborative Visual Analytics Jeffrey Heer, Maneesh Agrawala

Summary: Design Considerations for Collaborative Visual Analytics
Jeffrey Heer, Maneesh Agrawala
University of California, Berkeley
Information visualization leverages the human visual system to
support the process of sensemaking, in which information is
collected, organized, and analyzed to generate knowledge and
inform action. Though most research to date assumes a single-user
focus on perceptual and cognitive processes, in practice,
sensemaking is often a social process involving parallelization of
effort, discussion, and consensus building. This suggests that to
fully support sensemaking, interactive visualization should also
support social interaction. However, the most appropriate
collaboration mechanisms for supporting this interaction are not
immediately clear. In this article, we present design considerations
for asynchronous collaboration in visual analysis environments,
highlighting issues of work parallelization, communication, and
social organization. These considerations provide a guide for the
design and evaluation of collaborative visualization systems.
CR Categories and Subject Descriptors: H.5.2. User Interfaces,


Source: Agrawala, Maneesh - Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of California at Berkeley


Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences