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The Eyes Have It: A Task by Data Type Taxonomy for Information Visualizations
Found in: Visual Languages, IEEE Symposium on
By Ben Shneiderman
Issue Date:September 1996
pp. 336
A useful starting point for designing advanced graphical user interfaces is the Visual Information-Seeking Mantra: overview first, zoom and filter, then details on demand. But this is only a starting point in trying to understand the rich and varied set of...
 
Challenges for information visualization research: Visual quality and data quantity
Found in: Visualization Symposium, IEEE Pacific
By Ben Shneiderman
Issue Date:March 2012
pp. x
The remarkable adoption of information visualization has triggered worldwide application from researchers, companies, governments, and news media. The public interest in visually rich infographics has raised questions of how best to present insights and wh...
   
High impact research: Blending basic and applied methods
Found in: 2013 ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement (ESEM)
By Ben Shneiderman
Issue Date:October 2013
pp. 3
Vannevar Bush's 1945 book Science: The Endless Frontier, made a sharp distinction between basic (or pure) and applied research, urging strong government support for academic basic research and warning that “applied research invariably drives out pure”. He ...
 
Understanding social computing participation with visual exploration tools
Found in: Collaborative Technologies and Systems, International Symposium on
By Ben Shneiderman
Issue Date:May 2009
pp. xi-xii
The rapid growth of socio-technical systems, social media and social networking websites has raised the importance of understanding the determinants of their success. The pressure to understand success is increased by the shift from playful discretionary a...
   
Hierarchical Layouts for Photo Libraries
Found in: IEEE Multimedia
By Jack Kustanowitz, Ben Shneiderman
Issue Date:October 2006
pp. 62-72
We use an annotated digital photo collection to demonstrate a two-level auto-layout technique consisting of a central primary region with secondary regions surrounding it. Because the object sizes within regions can only be changed in discrete units, we re...
 
Facilitating Understanding of Information Visualizations: Emerging Principles and Examples
Found in: Information Visualisation, International Conference on
By Ben Shneiderman
Issue Date:July 2004
pp. 5-5
No summary available.
   
Temporal Event Sequence Simplification
Found in: IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics
By Megan Monroe,Rongjian Lan,Hanseung Lee,Catherine Plaisant,Ben Shneiderman
Issue Date:December 2013
pp. 2227-2236
Electronic Health Records (EHRs) have emerged as a cost-effective data source for conducting medical research. The difficulty in using EHRs for research purposes, however, is that both patient selection and record analysis must be conducted across very lar...
 
Visualizing Change over Time Using Dynamic Hierarchies: TreeVersity2 and the StemView
Found in: IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics
By JohnAlexis Guerra-Gomez,Michael L. Pack,Catherine Plaisant,Ben Shneiderman
Issue Date:December 2013
pp. 2566-2575
To analyze data such as the US Federal Budget or characteristics of the student population of a University it is common to look for changes over time. This task can be made easier and more fruitful if the analysis is performed by grouping by attributes, su...
 
Integrating Statistics and Visualization for Exploratory Power: From Long-Term Case Studies to Design Guidelines
Found in: IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications
By Adam Perer, Ben Shneiderman
Issue Date:May 2009
pp. 39-51
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 f...
 
Why Not Make Interfaces Better than 3D Reality?
Found in: IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications
By Ben Shneiderman
Issue Date:November 2003
pp. 12-15
No summary available.
 
Information Visualization: The Path from Innovation to Adoption
Found in: Information Visualisation, International Conference on
By Ben Shneiderman
Issue Date:July 2001
pp. 0003
No summary available.
   
Direct Annotation: A Drag-and-Drop Strategy for Labeling Photos
Found in: Information Visualisation, International Conference on
By Ben Shneiderman, Hyunmo Kang
Issue Date:July 2000
pp. 88
Annotating photos is such a time-consuming, tedious and error-prone data entry task that it discourages most owners of personal photo libraries. By allowing users to drag labels such as personal names from a scrolling list and drop them on a photo, we beli...
 
A Framework for Search Interfaces
Found in: IEEE Software
By Ben Shneiderman
Issue Date:March 1997
pp. 18-20
<p>Tools, techniques, and concepts to optimize user interfaces.</p><p><it>Ben Shneiderman is one of the most famous pioneers of human-computer interaction research, having invented the concept of direct manipulation and written seve...
 
Monitoring Academic Conferences: Real-Time Visualization and Retrospective Analysis of Backchannel Conversations
Found in: 2012 International Conference on Social Informatics (SocialInformatics)
By Awalin Sopan,P.J. Rey,Brian Butler,Ben Shneiderman
Issue Date:December 2012
pp. 62-69
Social-media-supported academic conferences are becoming increasingly global as people anywhere can participate actively through backchannel conversation. It can be challenging for the conference organizers to integrate the use of social media, to take adv...
 
Visually Exploring Social Participation in Encyclopedia of Life
Found in: 2012 International Conference on Social Informatics (SocialInformatics)
By Jae-Wook Ahn,Jennifer Hammock,Cynthia Parr,Jennifer Preece,Ben Shneiderman,Katja Schulz,Derek Hansen,Dana Rotman,Yurong He
Issue Date:December 2012
pp. 149-156
Social network visualization is useful for understanding the complex structure of collaborative efforts such as citizen science projects. It has been widely accepted by social network analysts for exploring and analyzing networks by visually showing their ...
 
Cyberinfrastructure for Social Action on National Priorities
Found in: Computer
By Peter Pirolli, Jenny Preece, Ben Shneiderman
Issue Date:November 2010
pp. 20-21
Extensive research is needed to build upon currently used media and tools to foster wider participation, address national priorities, and deal with potential dangers associated with technology-mediated social participation.
 
Visual Exploration across Biomedical Databases
Found in: IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
By Michael D. Lieberman, Sima Taheri, Huimin Guo, Fatemeh Mirrashed, Inbal Yahav, Aleks Aris, Ben Shneiderman
Issue Date:March 2011
pp. 536-550
Though biomedical research often draws on knowledge from a wide variety of fields, few visualization methods for biomedical data incorporate meaningful cross-database exploration. A new approach is offered for visualizing and exploring a query-based subset...
 
Temporal Summaries: Supporting Temporal Categorical Searching, Aggregation and Comparison
Found in: IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics
By Taowei David Wang, Catherine Plaisant, Ben Shneiderman, Neil Spring, David Roseman, Greg Marchand, Vikramjit Mukherjee, Mark Smith
Issue Date:November 2009
pp. 1049-1056
When analyzing thousands of event histories, analysts often want to see the events as an aggregate to detect insights and generate new hypotheses about the data. An analysis tool must emphasize both the prevalence and the temporal ordering of these events....
 
Similarity-Based Forecasting with Simultaneous Previews: A River Plot Interface for Time Series Forecasting
Found in: Information Visualisation, International Conference on
By Paolo Buono, Catherine Plaisant, Adalberto Simeone, Aleks Aris, Ben Shneiderman, Galit Shmueli, Wolfgang Jank
Issue Date:July 2007
pp. 191-196
Time-series forecasting has a large number of applications. Users with a partial time series for auctions, new stock offerings, or industrial processes desire estimates of the future behavior. We present a data driven forecasting method and interface calle...
 
Human Responsibility for Autonomous Agents
Found in: IEEE Intelligent Systems
By Ben Shneiderman
Issue Date:March 2007
pp. 60-61
Automated or autonomous systems can sometimes fail harmlessly, but they can also destroy data, compromise privacy, and consume resources, such as bandwidth or server capacity. What's more troubling is that automated systems embedded in vital systems can ca...
 
Balancing Systematic and Flexible Exploration of Social Networks
Found in: IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics
By Adam Perer,Ben Shneiderman
Issue Date:September 2006
pp. 693-700
Social network analysis (SNA) has emerged as a powerful method for understanding the importance of relationships in networks. However, interactive exploration of networks is currently challenging because: (1) it is difficult to find patterns and comprehend...
 
Categorizing web search results into meaningful and stable categories using fast-feature techniques
Found in: Digital Libraries, Joint Conference on
By Jack Kustanowitz, Ben Shneiderman, Bill Kules
Issue Date:June 2006
pp. 210-219
When search results against digital libraries and web resources have limited metadata, augmenting them with meaningful and stable category information can enable better overviews and support user exploration. This paper proposes six fast-feature techniques...
 
Show Me! Guidelines for Producing Recorded Demonstrations
Found in: Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing, IEEE Symposium on
By Catherine Plaisant, Ben Shneiderman
Issue Date:September 2005
pp. 171-178
Although recorded demonstrations (screen capture animations with narration) have become a popular form of instruction for user interfaces, little work has been done to describe guidelines for their design. Based on our experience in several projects, we of...
 
Meaningful presentations of photo libraries: rationale and applications of bi-level radial quantum layouts
Found in: Digital Libraries, Joint Conference on
By Ben Shneiderman, Jack Kustanowitz
Issue Date:June 2005
pp. 188-196
Searching photo libraries can be made more satisfying and successful if search results are presented in a way that allows users to gain an overview of the photo categories. Since photo layouts on computer displays are the primary way that users get an over...
 
Interactive Sonification of Choropleth Maps
Found in: IEEE Multimedia
By Haixia Zhao, Benjamin K. Smith, Kent Norman, Catherine Plaisant, Ben Shneiderman
Issue Date:April 2005
pp. 26-35
Interactive sonification systems can make georeferenced data accessible to people with vision impairments. The authors compare methods for using sound to encode georeferenced data patterns and for navigating maps.
 
Extending the Utility of Treemaps with Flexible Hierarchy
Found in: Information Visualisation, International Conference on
By Gouthami Chintalapani, Catherine Plaisant, Ben Shneiderman
Issue Date:July 2004
pp. 335-344
Treemaps are a visualization technique for presenting hierarchical information on two-dimensional displays. Prior implementations limit the visualization to pre-defined static hierarchies. Flexible hierarchy, a new capability of Treemap 4.0, enables users ...
 
Which comes first, usability or utility?
Found in: Visualization Conference, IEEE
By Georges Grinstein, Alfred Kobsa, Catherine Plaisant, Ben Shneiderman, John T. Stasko
Issue Date:October 2003
pp. 112
No summary available.
   
Meeting Human Needs with New Digital Imaging Technologies
Found in: IEEE Multimedia
By Ben Shneiderman
Issue Date:October 2002
pp. 8-14
<p>Successful technologies harmonize with users? needs by supporting relationships and activities that enrich their experiences. Users most appreciate information and communication technologies that offer them a sense of security, mastery, and accomp...
 
Dynamic Layout Management in a Multimedia Bulletin Board
Found in: Human-Centric Computing Languages and Environments, IEEE CS International Symposium on
By Hyunmo Kang, Ben Shneiderman, Gregory J Wolff
Issue Date:September 2002
pp. 51
This paper proposes a novel user interface to manage the dynamic layout of multimedia objects in the Multimedia Bulletin Board (MBB) system. The MBB has been designed and implemented as a prototype of an asynchronous communication system that enables rich ...
 
Ordered Treemap Layouts
Found in: Information Visualization, IEEE Symposium on
By Ben Shneiderman, Martin Wattenberg
Issue Date:October 2001
pp. 73
Treemaps, a space-filling method of visualizing large hierarchical data sets, are receiving increasing attention. Several algorithms have been proposed to create more useful displays by controlling the aspect ratios of the rectangles that make up a treemap...
 
Dynamic Queries and Brushing on Choropleth Maps
Found in: Information Visualisation, International Conference on
By Gunjan Dang, Chris North, Ben Shneiderman
Issue Date:July 2001
pp. 0757
Abstract: Users who must combine demographic, economic or other data in a geographic context are often hampered by the integration of tabular and map representations. Static, paper-based solutions limit the amount of data that can be placed on a single map...
 
Supporting Creativity with Powerful Composition Tools for Artifacts and Performances
Found in: Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
By Ben Shneiderman
Issue Date:January 2000
pp. 7005
Modern software such as word processors, slide preparation/presentation tools, or music composition packages are designed to produce artifacts or performances. Now, some designers are expanding their goals to include creativity support into their software....
   
Query Previews in Networked Information Systems
Found in: Advances in Digital Libraries Conference, IEEE
By Khoa Doan, Catherine Plaisant, Ben Shneiderman
Issue Date:May 1996
pp. 120
In a networked information system (such as the NASA Earth Observing System--Data Information System (EOSDIS)), there are three major obstacles facing users in a querying process: network performance, data volume and data complexity. In order to overcome th...
 
EventGraphs: Charting Collections of Conference Connections
Found in: Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
By Derek Hansen, Marc A. Smith, Ben Shneiderman
Issue Date:January 2011
pp. 1-10
EventGraphs are social media network diagrams of conversations related to events, such as conferences. Many conferences now communicate a common
   
Improving Healthcare with Interactive Visualization
Found in: Computer
By Ben Shneiderman,Catherine Plaisant,Bradford W. Hesse
Issue Date:May 2013
pp. 58-66
Visualization and visual analytics re-searchers can contribute substantial technological advances to support the reliable, effective, safe, and validated systems required for personal health, clinical healthcare, and public health policymaking. The Web ext...
 
Do You Know the Way to SNA?: A Process Model for Analyzing and Visualizing Social Media Network Data
Found in: 2012 International Conference on Social Informatics (SocialInformatics)
By Derek L. Hansen,Dana Rotman,Elizabeth Bonsignore,Nataa Milic-Frayling,Eduarda Mendes Rodrigues,Marc Smith,Ben Shneiderman
Issue Date:December 2012
pp. 304-313
Traces of activity left by social media users can shed light on individual behavior, social relationships, and community efficacy. Tools and processes to make sense of social traces are essential for enabling practitioners to study and nurture meaningful a...
 
A Temporal Pattern Search Algorithm for Personal History Event Visualization
Found in: IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering
By Taowei David Wang,Amol Deshpande,Ben Shneiderman
Issue Date:May 2012
pp. 799-812
We present Temporal Pattern Search (TPS), a novel algorithm for searching for temporal patterns of events in historical personal histories. The traditional method of searching for such patterns uses an automaton-based approach over a single array of events...
 
First Steps to Netviz Nirvana: Evaluating Social Network Analysis with NodeXL
Found in: Computational Science and Engineering, IEEE International Conference on
By Elizabeth M. Bonsignore, Cody Dunne, Dana Rotman, Marc Smith, Tony Capone, Derek L. Hansen, Ben Shneiderman
Issue Date:August 2009
pp. 332-339
Social Network Analysis (SNA) has evolved as a popular, standard method for modeling meaningful, often hidden structural relationships in communities. Existing SNA tools often involve extensive pre-processing or intensive programming skills that can challe...
 
Interactive Entity Resolution in Relational Data: A Visual Analytic Tool and Its Evaluation
Found in: IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics
By Hyunmo Kang, Lise Getoor, Ben Shneiderman, Mustafa Bilgic, Louis Licamele
Issue Date:September 2008
pp. 999-1014
Databases often contain uncertain and imprecise references to real-world entities. Entity resolution, the process of reconciling multiple references to underlying real-world entities, is an important data cleaning process required before accurate visualiza...
 
A Rank-by-Feature Framework for Unsupervised Multidimensional Data Exploration Using Low Dimensional Projections
Found in: Information Visualization, IEEE Symposium on
By Jinwook Seo, Ben Shneiderman
Issue Date:October 2004
pp. 65-72
Exploratory analysis of multidimensional data sets is challenging because of the difficulty in comprehending more than three dimensions. Two fundamental statistical principles for the exploratory analysis are (1) to examine each dimension first and then fi...
 
Human-Centered Computing, Online Communities, and Virtual Environments
Found in: IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications
By Judith R. Brown, Andy van Dam, Rae Earnshaw, José Encarnação, Richard Guedj, Jennifer Preece, Ben Shneiderman, John Vince
Issue Date:November 1999
pp. 70-74
<p>This joint Workshop was set up under the auspices of the Joint European Commission/National Science Foundation Strategy Group that had its first meeting in Budapest, 3-4 September 1998. The meeting derived from a joint collaboration agreement betw...
 
Visual and Textual Consistency Checking Tools for Graphical User Interfaces
Found in: IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering
By Rohit Mahajan, Ben Shneiderman
Issue Date:November 1997
pp. 722-735
<p><b>Abstract</b>—Designing user interfaces with consistent visual and textual properties is difficult. To demonstrate the harmful effects of inconsistency, we conducted an experiment with 60 subjects. Inconsistent interface terminology ...
 
Design and Evaluation of Incremental Data Structures and Algorithms for Dynamic Query Interfaces
Found in: Information Visualization, IEEE Symposium on
By Egemen Tanin, Richard Beigel, Ben Shneiderman
Issue Date:October 1997
pp. 81
Dynamic query interfaces (DQIs) are a recently developed database access mechanism that provides continuous real-time feedback to the user during query formulation. Previous work shows that DQIs are an elegant and powerful interface to small databases. Unf...
 
Low-Effort, High-Payoff User Interface Reengineering
Found in: IEEE Software
By Catherine Plaisant, Anne Rose, Ben Shneiderman, Ajit J. Vanniamparampil
Issue Date:July 1997
pp. 66-72
Using a variety of low-effort, high-payoff strategies on six major software projects, the authors demonstrated that, in some cases, effective user interface reengineering can be accomplished in a matter of weeks instead of the year or more traditionally re...
 
Image-Browser Taxonomy and Guidelines for Designers
Found in: IEEE Software
By Catherine Plaisant, David Carr, Ben Shneiderman
Issue Date:March 1995
pp. 21-32
Building on user familiarity with one-dimensional scroll bars, many designers simply use two one-dimensional scroll bars when the application requires independent control over the horizontal and vertical directions, as in panning a map. This is effective i...
 
Finding Facts vs. Browsing Knowledge in Hypertext Systems
Found in: Computer
By Gary Marchionini, Ben Shneiderman
Issue Date:January 1988
pp. 70-80
<p>The authors discuss the role of information retrieval, interface design, and cognitive science in hypertext research. They present a user-centered framework for information-seeking that has been used in evaluating two hypertext systems. They apply...
 
Experimental testing in programming languages, stylistic considerations and design techniques
Found in: Managing Requirements Knowledge, International Workshop on
By Ben Shneiderman
Issue Date:May 1975
pp. 653
No summary available.
   
Automatic database system conversion: schema revision, data translation, and source-to-source program transformation
Found in: Managing Requirements Knowledge, International Workshop on
By Ben Shneiderman, Glenn Thomas
Issue Date:June 1982
pp. 579
No summary available.
   
A Task Taxonomy for Network Evolution Analysis
Found in: IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics
By Jae-wook Ahn,Catherine Plaisant,Ben Shneiderman
Issue Date:March 2014
pp. 365-376
Visualization has proven to be a useful tool for understanding network structures. Yet the dynamic nature of social media networks requires powerful visualization techniques that go beyond static network diagrams. To provide strong temporal network visuali...
 
Visualizing Change over Time Using Dynamic Hierarchies: TreeVersity2 and the StemView
Found in: IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics
By JohnAlexis Guerra-Gomez,Michael L. Pack,Catherine Plaisant,Ben Shneiderman
Issue Date:December 2013
pp. 2566-2575
To analyze data such as the US Federal Budget or characteristics of the student population of a University it is common to look for changes over time. This task can be made easier and more fruitful if the analysis is performed by grouping by attributes, su...
 
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