Mittwoch, 28. Mai 2014, 15:00 - 16:00 iCal

CS-Colloquium: Prof. Dr. Tamara Munzner

A Duo of Visualization Design Studies

Fakultät für Informatik - HS3
Währinger Straße 29, 1090 Wien


I will discuss the methodology of design studies, an increasingly popular form of problem-driven visualization research, and present two case studies from two very different application domains: automotive networks and genomics. RelEx supports automotive engineers who need to specify and optimize traffic patterns for in-car communication networks. The task and data abstractions that we derived support actively making changes to an overlay network, where logical communication specifications must be mapped to an underlying physical network. These abstractions are very different from the dominant use case in visual network analysis, namely identifying clusters and central nodes, that stems from the domain of social network analysis. Variant View supports scientists studying the genetic basis of disease; determining the impact of gene sequence variants is difficult because it requires reasoning about both the type and location of the variant across several levels of biological context. The tool provides an information-dense visual encoding that provides maximal information at the overview level, in contrast to the extensive navigation required by currently-prevalent genome browsers.

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Fakultät für Informatik