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Dynamic Queries for Visual Information Seeking
November/December 1994 (vol. 11 no. 6)
pp. 70-77

Considers how dynamic queries allow users to "fly through" databases by adjusting widgets and viewing the animated results. In studies, users reacted to this approach with an enthusiasm more commonly associated with video games. Adoption requires research into retrieval and display algorithms and user-interface design. The author discusses how experts may benefit from visual interfaces because they will be able to formulate more complex queries and interpret intricate results.

Index Terms:
graphical user interfaces; database management systems; human factors; query processing; dynamic queries; visual information seeking; databases; widgets; animated results; retrieval; display algorithms; user-interface design; visual interfaces; complex queries
Citation:
Ben Schneiderman, "Dynamic Queries for Visual Information Seeking," IEEE Software, vol. 11, no. 6, pp. 70-77, Nov.-Dec. 1994, doi:10.1109/52.329404
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