Graham, Martin, Kennedy, Jessie and Benyon, David (2000) Towards a methodology for developing visualizations. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 53 (5). pp. 789-807. ISSN 10715819
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This paper presents a case study of the development of a visualization to represent and explore the relationships between multiple hierarchical structures, specifically botanical taxonomies. The case study outlines the visualization's development from initial meetings with taxonomists, through the early visual sketches of their activitie, and through to the prototype as it exists now after two rounds of usability testing. Qualitative user feedback was elicited from taxonomists who used the system, using standard techniques, taken from traditional usability methodologies such as direct observation, concurrent verbal testing and stages of development arising from the information visualization (IV) approach to the graphical display, as contrasted to a more standard graphical user interface (GUI), are noted and solutions proposed.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Computer programming; Human-computer interactions; Visualisation; Graphical user interfaces; Information analysis; Botanical taxonomy;|
|University Divisions/Research Centres:||Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Computing|
|Dewey Decimal Subjects:||500 Science > 570 Life sciences; biology > 578 Natural history of organisms > 578.012 Classification & Taxonomy|
000 Computer science, information & general works > 000 Computer science, knowledge & systems > 005 Computer programming, programs & data
|Library of Congress Subjects:||Q Science > QH Natural history|
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
|Depositing User:||Computing Research|
|Date Deposited:||30 Oct 2009 12:30|
|Last Modified:||12 Jan 2011 04:51|
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