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Integrating Statistics and Visualization for Exploratory Power: From Long-Term Case Studies to Design Guidelines
May/June 2009 (vol. 29 no. 3)
pp. 39-51
Ben Shneiderman, University of Maryland
Evaluating visual-analytics systems is challenging because laboratory-based controlled experiments might not effectively represent analytical tasks. One such system, SocialAction, integrates statistics and visualization in an interactive exploratory tool for social network analysis. This article describes results from long-term case studies with domain experts and extends established design goals for information visualization.

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Index Terms:
information visualization, visual analytics, design guidelines, case studies, social networks, social network analysis, insights, visualization, statistics, exploration
Citation:
Adam Perer, Ben Shneiderman, "Integrating Statistics and Visualization for Exploratory Power: From Long-Term Case Studies to Design Guidelines," IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol. 29, no. 3, pp. 39-51, May-June 2009, doi:10.1109/MCG.2009.44
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