Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Reactions: Task Taxonomy for Graph Visualization

The paper primarily focus on breaking down graph visualization into a list of low level tasks and analyze them. The list that's provided seems to cover various scenarios thoroughly and in a scientific fashion. However, I do wonder the degree of usefulness designers of graph visualization would find this article. In my opinion, the lack of correlation between low level and high level tasks and the lack of examples obfuscate the usefulness. Visualization designer would have to do some preliminary work of breaking down their problem into smaller level tasks before they can use the content of this paper. More often than not, this breakdown is a complicated process and the paper does not offer any assistance in this area.

Overall this paper does not prompt any questions from me. I do think more examples and graphs would make this reading not as dry.