An exploratory study of visual information analysis
Petra Isenberg, Anthony Tang, and Sheelagh Carpendale. (2008). An exploratory study of visual information analysis. In CHI ’08: Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, ACM, 1217–1226.
To design information visualization tools for collaborative use, we need to understand how teams engage with visualizations during their information analysis process. We report on an exploratory study of individuals, pairs, and triples engaged in information analysis tasks using paper-based visualizations. From our study results, we derive a framework that captures the analysis activities of co-located teams and individuals. Comparing this framework with existing models of the information analysis process suggests that information visualization tools may benefit from providing a flexible temporal flow of analysis actions.
Information Visualization, analysis process, collaboration