2016 IEEE Pacific Visualization Symposium (PacificVis) (2016)
April 19, 2016 to April 22, 2016
Yueqi Hu , University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Tom Polk , University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Jing Yang , University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Ye Zhao , Kent State University
Shixia Liu , Tshinghua University
Zoomable user interfaces are widely used in static visualizations and have many benefits. However, they are not well supported in animated visualizations due to problems such as change blindness and information overload. We propose the spot-tracking lens, a new zoomable user interface for animated bubble charts, to tackle these problems. It couples zooming with automatic panning and provides a rich set of auxiliary techniques to enhance its effectiveness. Our preliminary user studies suggested that, besides allowing users to examine detail information, it can be an engaging approach to exploratory analysis for dynamic data.
Labeling, Animation, Zooming, Panning, Highlighting, Bubble Chart
Y. Hu, T. Polk, J. Yang, Y. Zhao and S. Liu, "Spot-tracking lens: A zoomable user interface for animated bubble charts," 2016 IEEE Pacific Visualization Symposium (PacificVis)(PACIFICVIS), Taipei, Taiwan, 2016, pp. 16-23.