How Sensemaking Tools Influence Display Space Usage

Thomas Geymayer, Manuela Waldner, Alexander Lex, Dieter Schmalstieg
How Sensemaking Tools Influence Display Space Usage
In EuroVis Workshop on Visual Analytics. June 2017.

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Abstract

We explore how the availability of a sensemaking tool influences users’ knowledge externalization strategies. On a large display, users were asked to solve an intelligence analysis task with or without a bidirectionally linked concept-graph (BLC) to organize insights into concepts (nodes) and relations (edges). In BLC, both nodes and edges maintain “deep links” to the exact source phrases and sections in associated documents. In our control condition, we were able to reproduce previously described spatial organization behaviors using document windows on the large display. When using BLC, however, we found that analysts apply spatial organization to BLC nodes instead, use significantly less display space and have significantly fewer open windows.

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@inproceedings{geymayer-2017-std,
  title =      "How Sensemaking Tools Influence Display Space Usage",
  author =     "Thomas Geymayer and Manuela Waldner and Alexander Lex and
               Dieter Schmalstieg",
  year =       "2017",
  abstract =   "We explore how the availability of a sensemaking tool
               influences users’ knowledge externalization strategies. On
               a large display, users were asked to solve an intelligence
               analysis task with or without a bidirectionally linked
               concept-graph (BLC) to organize insights into concepts
               (nodes) and relations (edges). In BLC, both nodes and edges
               maintain “deep links” to the exact source phrases and
               sections in associated documents. In our control condition,
               we were able to reproduce previously described spatial
               organization behaviors using document windows on the large
               display. When using BLC, however, we found that analysts
               apply spatial organization to BLC nodes instead, use
               significantly less display space and have significantly
               fewer open windows.",
  month =      jun,
  booktitle =  "EuroVis Workshop on Visual Analytics",
  keywords =   "sensemaking, large displays, evaluation",
  URL =        "https://www.cg.tuwien.ac.at/research/publications/2017/geymayer-2017-std/",
}