Issue No. 01 - Jan.-Feb. (2016 vol. 36)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MCG.2016.7
Beatriz Sousa Santos , University of Aveiro
Beatriz Quintino Ferreira , University of Aveiro
Paulo Dias , University of Aveiro
In an effort to develop visualization analysis and design skills in master's level information visualization students, the authors use a well-known analytical usability evaluation method, heuristic evaluation, with different sets of heuristics to teach students to analyze visualization applications. The proposed approach, used for three consecutive years, has successfully stimulated critical analysis and discussion sessions as well as helped raise students' awareness concerning the benefit of using systematic analysis methods and the strategies and guidelines that should be used to design visualization applications.
Data visualization, Computer science education, Heuristic algorithms
B. S. Santos, B. Q. Ferreira and P. Dias, "Using Heuristic Evaluation to Foster Visualization Analysis and Design Skills," in IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol. 36, no. 1, pp. 86-90, 2016.