Visual Design Space Exploration


Design tasks are common in many industries, e.g., product, graphic or interior design. Such design tasks are defined by being under-specified and involving a myriad of tradeoffs, e.g., physical stability, customer preference, legal regulations, aesthetics, or production cost. It is the designer's purpose to navigate these tradeoffs and to arrive at solution candidates.


Provide a systematic overview of how interactive visualizations support various design tasks. Among other topics, it can cover visualization and interaction approaches, analyis questions and process, guidance and algorithmic methods.

Other information

Starting points:

  • N. R. Dayama, K. Todi, T. Saarelainen, and A. Oulasvirta, “GRIDS: Interactive Layout Design with Integer Programming,” in Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Apr. 2020, pp. 1–13. doi: 10.1145/3313831.3376553.

  • A. Walch, M. Schwärzler, C. Luksch, E. Eisemann, and T. Gschwandtner, “LightGuider: Guiding Interactive Lighting Design using Suggestions, Provenance, and Quality Visualization,” IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, vol. 26, no. 1, pp. 569–578, Jan. 2020, doi: 10.1109/TVCG.2019.2934658.

  • L. Cibulski, T. May, J. Schmidt, and J. Kohlhammer, “COMPO*SED: Composite Parallel Coordinates for Co-Dependent Multi-Attribute Choices,” IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, pp. 1–12, 2022, doi: 10.1109/TVCG.2022.3180899.



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Further information

Visual Analytics (VA)