Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Reaction: Toward a Deeper Understanding of the Role of Interaction in Information Visualization

This paper provides what seems to be a very good overview of techniques for constructing a useful and informative visualization. This, in fact, has provide something of a template for constructing the visualization for our class projects. It was particularly useful in providing a categorical view of selection techniques, comparing and contrasting these techniques to provide a stronger indication of the usefulness for a specific application. What would have been more useful would be to provide, in addition to descriptions of these categories and visualizations of their applicability, more in-depth coverage of how to implement these techniques. Though this is an overview article, this could have been integrated into each categorical subsection.