A Comparison of Static and Dynamic Visualizations for Time-Oriented Data

Problem: 

Animation is a promising approach to visualize time-oriented data, as it allows users to follow the development of data over time like a video player. We have developed a visualization tool for animated scatter plots, which – for example – can show the development of medical parameters for a group of diabetes patients. Even though user representatives like the tool, a systematic evaluation is needed to assess its effectiveness.

Aim: 

Perform a controlled experiment to compare animated scatter plots with a non-animated visualization technique.

Topics: 
Information Visualization, Human-Computer Interaction, Time-oriented Data
Previous knowledge: 
Usability Evaluation, Applied Statistics, optional: Java
Scope: 
MA
Assigned as: 
Master thesis/Diplomarbeit
Contact: 

Alexander Rind, by appointment, rind [at] ifs.tuwien.ac.at

Student(s): 

Barbara Neubauer

Area: 
Information Visualization (IV)
Status: 
closed