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An Explorative Analysis of User Evaluation Studies in Information Visualisation

Ellis, G. and Dix, Alan (2006) An Explorative Analysis of User Evaluation Studies in Information Visualisation. In: BELIV'06, 1900-01-01.

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    Abstract

    This paper presents an analysis of user studies from a review of papers describing new visualisation applications and uses these to highlight various issues related to the evaluation of visualisations. We first consider some of the reasons why the process of evaluating visualisations is so difficult. We then dissect the problem by discussing the importance of recognising the nature of experimental design, datasets and participants as well as the statistical analysis of results. We propose explorative evaluation as a method of discovering new things about visualisation techniques, which may give us a better understanding of the mechanisms of visualisations. Finally we give some practical guidance on how to do evaluation correctly

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Journal or Publication Title: BELIV'06
    Uncontrolled Keywords: cs_eprint_id ; 1264 cs_uid ; 1
    Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
    Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
    ID Code: 12792
    Deposited By: ep_importer_comp
    Deposited On: 19 Jun 2008 12:00
    Refereed?: Yes
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 17 Sep 2013 09:57
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/12792

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