SketchSliders: Sketching Widgets for Visual Exploration on Wall Displays

Theophanis Tsandilas 1, 2 Anastasia Bezerianos 3, 2 Thibaut Jacob 2, 4
1 EX-SITU - Extreme Interaction
LRI - Laboratoire de Recherche en Informatique, Inria Saclay - Ile de France
3 ILDA - Interacting with Large Data
LRI - Laboratoire de Recherche en Informatique, Inria Saclay - Ile de France
Abstract : We introduce a mobile sketching interface for exploring multi-dimensional datasets on wall displays. We demonstrate the idea of SketchSliders, range sliders that users can freely sketch on a mobile surface to customize their exploration. A small combination of sketches and gestures allows the creation of complex interactive sliders, such as circular sliders for periodic data, slider branches for detailed interaction, and fisheye transformation sliders. We augment sliders with a suite of tools, such as markers, slider cursors, and approximate views of data distributions. Our designs are inspired by a design study with three visualization experts and validated through a user study with six experts using our system. Our findings indicate that our sketching interface accommodates a wide range of exploration strategies, helping users customize as well as focus their visual explorations.
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Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Apr 2015, Seoul, South Korea. pp.3255-3264, 2015, <10.1145/2702123.2702129>
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Theophanis Tsandilas, Anastasia Bezerianos, Thibaut Jacob. SketchSliders: Sketching Widgets for Visual Exploration on Wall Displays. Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Apr 2015, Seoul, South Korea. pp.3255-3264, 2015, <10.1145/2702123.2702129>. <hal-01144312>

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