Towards a methodology for developing visualizations.

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 1071 5819

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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.

Item Type: Article
Print ISSN: 1071 5819
ISBN: 1071-5819
Electronic ISSN: 1095-9300
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
Item ID: 2996
Depositing User: Computing Research
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2009 12:30
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2013 15:36

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