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Issue No. 05 - September/October (2009 vol. 29)
ISSN: 0272-1716
pp: 44-57
Jean-Daniel Fekete , INRIA, Orsay
Anastasia Bezerianos , Ecole Paris Central, Paris
Sheelagh Carpendale , University of Calgary, Calgary
Nathalie Henry , Microsoft Research, Redmond
Petra Isenberg , University of Calgary, Calgary
ABSTRACT
Collaboration is one way to deal with the increasing amount and complexity of information available to analysts. However, most information visualization systems incorporate little or no specific support for collaboration. Reimplementing existing applications to fully incorporate our current understanding of computer-supported cooperative work could be exhausting, time consuming, and expensive. To aid this process, the authors explored how to cost-effectively create a colocated collaborative information visualization and analysis environment. They extended NodeTrix, a social-network-analysis tool, to enable multiuser interaction in collaborative environments, and performed a user study assessing the retrofitted system's usability. Their results verify the low-cost retrofitting's effectiveness and highlight implications for practitioners. This article is part of a special issue on collaborative visualization.
INDEX TERMS
colocated collaboration, social-network analysis, network visualization, collaborative information visualization, computer graphics
CITATION
Jean-Daniel Fekete, Anastasia Bezerianos, Sheelagh Carpendale, Nathalie Henry, Petra Isenberg, "CoCoNutTrix: Collaborative Retrofitting for Information Visualization", IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol. 29, no. , pp. 44-57, September/October 2009, doi:10.1109/MCG.2009.78
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