Issue No. 06 - November/December (2009 vol. 15)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/TVCG.2009.162
Matthew Tobiasz , University of Calgary
Petra Isenberg , University of Calgary
Sheelagh Carpendale , University of Calgary
Large multi-touch displays are expanding the possibilities of multiple-coordinated views by allowing multiple people to interact with data in concert or independently. We present Lark, a system that facilitates the coordination of interactions with information visualizations on shared digital workspaces. We focus on supporting this coordination according to four main criteria: scoped interaction, temporal flexibility, spatial flexibility, and changing collaboration styles. These are achieved by integrating a representation of the information visualization pipeline into the shared workspace, thus explicitly indicating coordination points on data, representation, presentation, and view levels. This integrated meta-visualization supports both the awareness of how views are linked and the freedom to work in concert or independently. Lark incorporates these four main criteria into a coherent visualization collaboration interaction environment by providing direct visual and algorithmic support for the coordination of data analysis actions over shared large displays.
Information visualization, Meta-visualization, Collaboration, Coordination, Co-located work, Workspace awareness
S. Carpendale, M. Tobiasz and P. Isenberg, "Lark: Coordinating Co-located Collaboration with Information Visualization," in IEEE Transactions on Visualization & Computer Graphics, vol. 15, no. , pp. 1065-1072, 2009.