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Title: Collaborative Visualization: Definition, Challenges, and Research Agenda

Abstract

Collaborative visualization has emerged as a new research direction which offers the opportunity to reach new audiences and application areas for visualization tools and techniques. Technology now allows us to easily connect and collaborate with one another - in settings as diverse as over networked computers, across mobile devices, or using shared displays such as interactive walls and tabletop surfaces. Any of these collaborative settings carries a set of challenges and opportunities for visualization research. Digital information is already regularly accessed by multiple people together in order to share information, to view it together, to analyze it, or to form decisions. However, research on how to best support collaboration with and around visualizations is still in its infancy and has so far focused only on a small subset of possible application scenarios. The purpose of this article is (1) to provide a clear scope, definition, and overview of the evolving field of collaborative visualization, (2) to help pinpoint the unique focus of collaborative visualization with its specific aspects, challenges, and requirements within the intersection of general computer-supported collaborative work (CSCW) and visualization research, and (3) to draw attention to important future research questions to be addressed by the community. Thus,more » the goal of the paper is to discuss a research agenda for future work on collaborative visualization, including our vision for how to meet the grand challenge and to urge for a new generation of visualization tools that were designed with collaboration in mind from their very inception.« less

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1029054
Report Number(s):
PNNL-SA-76373
400904120; TRN: US201122%%685
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Information Visualization
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 10; Journal Issue: 4
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; COMPUTERS; COMPUTER NETWORKS; BATTELLE PACIFIC NORTHWEST LABORATORIES; information visualization; collaboration; computer supported collaborative work

Citation Formats

Isenberg, Petra, Elmqvist, Niklas, Scholtz, Jean, Cernea, Daniel, Ma, Kwan-Liu, and Hagen, Hans. Collaborative Visualization: Definition, Challenges, and Research Agenda. United States: N. p., 2011. Web. doi:10.1177/1473871611412817.
Isenberg, Petra, Elmqvist, Niklas, Scholtz, Jean, Cernea, Daniel, Ma, Kwan-Liu, & Hagen, Hans. Collaborative Visualization: Definition, Challenges, and Research Agenda. United States. https://doi.org/10.1177/1473871611412817
Isenberg, Petra, Elmqvist, Niklas, Scholtz, Jean, Cernea, Daniel, Ma, Kwan-Liu, and Hagen, Hans. Sat . "Collaborative Visualization: Definition, Challenges, and Research Agenda". United States. https://doi.org/10.1177/1473871611412817.
@article{osti_1029054,
title = {Collaborative Visualization: Definition, Challenges, and Research Agenda},
author = {Isenberg, Petra and Elmqvist, Niklas and Scholtz, Jean and Cernea, Daniel and Ma, Kwan-Liu and Hagen, Hans},
abstractNote = {Collaborative visualization has emerged as a new research direction which offers the opportunity to reach new audiences and application areas for visualization tools and techniques. Technology now allows us to easily connect and collaborate with one another - in settings as diverse as over networked computers, across mobile devices, or using shared displays such as interactive walls and tabletop surfaces. Any of these collaborative settings carries a set of challenges and opportunities for visualization research. Digital information is already regularly accessed by multiple people together in order to share information, to view it together, to analyze it, or to form decisions. However, research on how to best support collaboration with and around visualizations is still in its infancy and has so far focused only on a small subset of possible application scenarios. The purpose of this article is (1) to provide a clear scope, definition, and overview of the evolving field of collaborative visualization, (2) to help pinpoint the unique focus of collaborative visualization with its specific aspects, challenges, and requirements within the intersection of general computer-supported collaborative work (CSCW) and visualization research, and (3) to draw attention to important future research questions to be addressed by the community. Thus, the goal of the paper is to discuss a research agenda for future work on collaborative visualization, including our vision for how to meet the grand challenge and to urge for a new generation of visualization tools that were designed with collaboration in mind from their very inception.},
doi = {10.1177/1473871611412817},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/1029054}, journal = {Information Visualization},
number = 4,
volume = 10,
place = {United States},
year = {2011},
month = {10}
}