Monday, September 19, 2011

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

The ideas in this paper are based on the ones described in "The Eyes Have It - A Task by Data Type Taxonomy for Information Visualizations.". These ideas go one after the other, thus resulting in a clear understanding from the user's point of view and are somewhat similar to the waterfall model in software engineering. The seven interaction techniques, which the authors acknowledge cannot be used in all situations, are a starting point for further research in this field. The techniques that a user actually uses will depend on his specific requirement. The authors give justice to the statement "Representation has overshadowed Interaction" through their description of the techniques.