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.
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|Thomas Geymayer, Manuela Waldner, Alexander Lex, Dieter Schmalstieg
How Sensemaking Tools Influence Display Space Usage
In EuroVis Workshop on Visual Analytics. June 2017.
|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.
Stream I/O - An Interactive Visualization of Publication Data
Generating Expressive Window Thumbnails through Seam Carving
Advanced Screen Capturing
Visual Information Foraging on the Desktop
Supervisor: Manuela Waldner
Duration: 2016-05 - 2019