Science of Interaction

Visual Analytics strongly emphasizes the importance of interaction. However, until now, interaction is only sparingly treated as subject matter on its own. How and why interactivity is beneficial to gain insight and make decisions is mostly left in the dark. Due to this lack of initial direction, it seems important to make further attempts in facilitating a deeper understanding of the concept of interactivity. Therefore, different perspectives towards interactivity as well as cognitive theories and models are investigated. The main aim of this research is to broaden the view on interaction and contribute to advance the field towards a sound theoretical grounding.

Publications
Aigner, Wolfgang. "Understanding the Role and Value of Interaction: First Steps." In Proc. of the International Workshop on Visual Analytics (EuroVA 2011), edited by Silvia Miksch and Guiseppe Santucci, 17-20. Bergen, Norway: The Eurographics Association, 2011.application/pdf iconpaper application/pdf iconposter
Aigner, Wolfgang. "Current Work Practice and Users' Perspectives on Visualization and Interactivity in Business Intelligence." In Proceedings of 17th International Conference on Information Visualisation (IV13), 299-306. London, UK: IEEE Computer Society Press, 2013.application/pdf iconpaper
Rind, Alexander, Wolfgang Aigner, Markus Wagner, Silvia Miksch, and Tim Lammarsch. "User Tasks for Evaluation: Untangling the Terminology Throughout Visualization Design and Development." In Proceedings of the Fifth Workshop on Beyond Time and Errors: Novel Evaluation Methods for Visualization (BELIV), edited by Heidi Lam, Petra Isenberg, Tobias Isenberg and Michael Sedlmair, 9-15. ACM, 2014.application/pdf iconpaper