Visual Information Foraging on the Desktop

Duration: Dec 2015 - Dec 2018
Project leader: Manuela Waldner
Funding:
FWF T 752-N30

General Information

Knowledge workers invest a considerable amount of time on adaptively and iteratively seeking, gathering, and consuming information from various sources, such as web pages, email messages, presentations, and their dedicated software tools. Currently, there is little visual support for these information foraging processes and subsequent sensemaking of the casually collected information.


The goal of this project is to design and develop novel interactive visualization techniques to support knowledge workers in making sense of their unstructured, dynamic information collections.


The project will employ a user-centered design approach to clearly understand current deficiencies and knowledge workers’ needs across multiple disciplines, as well as to guide the iterative development of a prototype implementation. The main contribution will be a novel visual information foraging environment utilizing visual analysis techniques to guide the user through an unstructured collection of information snippets obtained from arbitrary sources. As secondary contribution, field and lab studies will lead to in-depth understanding of knowledge workers’ information collection and organization strategies on modern desktops.

Findings from this project can help to shape the future of personal desktops to better support the collection and organization of information snippets, as well as the subsequent analysis of the collected information, compared to existing tools.

Publications

20 Publications found:
Image Bib Reference Publication Type
2018
Thomas Trautner
Importance-Driven Exploration of Molecular Dynamics Simulations
[image] [Poster]
Master Thesis
Daniel Steinböck, Meister Eduard Gröller, Manuela Waldner
Casual Visual Exploration of Large Bipartite Graphs Using Hierarchical Aggregation and Filtering
In International Symposium on Big Data Visual and Immersive Analytics. October 2018.
[paper]
Conference Paper
Georg Edlinger
Visually Linking web search results with bookmarked information
Bachelor Thesis
Michael Mazurek, Manuela Waldner
Visualizing Expanded Query Results
Computer Graphics Forum:87-98, June 2018. [paper]
Journal Paper with Conference Talk
Daniel Steinböck
Interactive Visual Exploration Interface for Large Bipartite Networks
[Master Thesis] [Poster] [sketch]
Master Thesis
Matthias Gusenbauer
Bitstream - A bottom-up/top-down hybrid approach for web-based visual analysis of big data
[image] [Master thesis]
Master Thesis
Manuela Waldner
Visual Data Exploration and Analysis in Emerging Display Environments , 5. April 2018, Pisa, Italy
Invited Talk
Dea Cizmic
Exploratory Data Visualization Dashboard for Technical Analysis of Commodity Market Indicators
Bachelor Thesis
Martin Smiech
Configurable Text Exploration Interface with NLP for Decision Support
Bachelor Thesis
Patrik Polatsek, Manuela Waldner, Ivan Viola, Peter Kapec, Wanda Benesova
Exploring visual attention and saliency modeling for task-based visual analysis
Computers & Graphics, (2), February 2018.
Journal Paper (without talk)
2017
Manuela Waldner
Guiding Attention in Complex Visualizations using Flicker, 17. November 2017, Czech Technical University
Invited Talk
Thomas Geymayer, Manuela Waldner, Alexander Lex, Dieter Schmalstieg
How Sensemaking Tools Influence Display Space Usage
In EuroVis Workshop on Visual Analytics. June 2017.
Conference Paper
Manuela Waldner, Alexey Karimov, Meister Eduard Gröller
Exploring Visual Prominence of Multi-Channel Highlighting in Visualizations
In Spring Conference on Computer Graphics 2017. May 2017.
[paper]
Conference Paper
Nicholas Waldin, Manuela Waldner, Ivan Viola
Flicker Observer Effect: Guiding Attention Through High Frequency Flicker in Images
Computer Graphics Forum, 36(2), May 2017. [paper]
Journal Paper with Conference Talk
Michael Mazurek
Stream I/O - An Interactive Visualization of Publication Data
Bachelor Thesis
Daniel Steinböck
Visualization of EU Funding Programmes
Student Project
Rebeka Koszticsak
Generating Expressive Window Thumbnails through Seam Carving
Bachelor Thesis
Michael Mazurek
Visualization of Thesaurus-Based Web Search
Student Project
2016
Johanna Donabauer
Advanced Screen Capturing
Bachelor Thesis
Nicholas Waldin, Mathieu Le Muzic, Manuela Waldner, Meister Eduard Gröller, David Goodsell, Ludovic Autin, Ivan Viola
Chameleon Dynamic Color Mapping for Multi-Scale Structural Biology Models
In Eurographics Workshop on Visual Computing for Biology and Medicine. 2016.
Conference Paper
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