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: Contribution to Conference (Paper)
Journal or Publication Title: BELIV'06
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/researchoutput/libraryofcongress/qa75
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Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
ID Code: 12792
Deposited By: ep_importer_comp
Deposited On: 19 Jun 2008 11:00
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2019 23:44
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/12792

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