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July 6, 2005 to July 8, 2005
ISBN: 0-7695-2397-8
pp: 457-463
Wolfgang Aigner , Vienna University of Technology
Silvia Miksch , Vienna University of Technology
Bettina Thurnher , Vienna University of Technology
Stefan Biffl , Vienna University of Technology
Dealing with temporal uncertainties is a key issue in domains like project management or medical treatment planning. However, support for temporal indeterminacies is not very well integrated in current methods, techniques, and tools. In this paper we present a visualization technique called PlanningLines that allows for representing temporal uncertainties and aims at supporting project managers in their difficult planning and controlling tasks. We conducted a controlled experiment to gather empirical evidence on the strengths and limitations of our approach. Main results are that PlanningLine users make fewer mistakes and are faster in conducting tasks than users of a traditional visualization technique.
glyph, temporal data, uncertainty, usability study, project management
Wolfgang Aigner, Silvia Miksch, Bettina Thurnher, Stefan Biffl, "PlanningLines: Novel Glyphs for Representing Temporal Uncertainties and Their Evaluation", IV, 2005, Proceedings. Ninth International Conference on Information Visualisation, Proceedings. Ninth International Conference on Information Visualisation 2005, pp. 457-463, doi:10.1109/IV.2005.97
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