User Tasks for Evaluation: Untangling the Terminology Throughout Visualization Design and Development

TitleUser Tasks for Evaluation: Untangling the Terminology Throughout Visualization Design and Development
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsRind, A., W. Aigner, M. Wagner, S. Miksch, and T. Lammarsch
EditorsLam, H., P. Isenberg, T. Isenberg, and M. Sedlmair
Conference NameProceedings of the Fifth Workshop on Beyond Time and Errors: Novel Evaluation Methods for Visualization (BELIV)
Pages9–15
PublisherACM
Keywordsinteraction, Reflections, taxonomy of tasks, terminology
Abstract

User tasks play a pivotal role in evaluation throughout visualization design and development. However, the term `task' is used ambiguously within the visualization community. In this position paper, we critically analyze the relevant literature and systematically compare definitions for `task' and the usage of related terminology. In doing so, we identify a three-dimensional conceptual space of user tasks in visualization. Using these dimensions, visualization researchers can better formulate their contributions which helps advance visualization as a whole.

URLhttp://publik.tuwien.ac.at/files/PubDat_232654.pdf
DOI10.1145/2669557.2669568
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Science of Interaction
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CVAST
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