Who, where, when and with whom? evaluation of group meeting visualizations

Simone Kriglstein, Johanna Haider, Günter Wallner, Margit Pohl

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Abstract

Visualizing time-dependent and location-based data is a challenging problem but highly relevant for areas like intelligence analysis, traffic control, or social network analysis. In this context, we address the problem of visualizing meetings between persons, groups of persons, vehicles, or other entities. However, the temporal dimension inherent in such data makes traditional map representations less well suited for this kind of problem as they easily become cluttered. To overcome this issue we developed a modified map representation and three alternative representations (two matrix-based visualizations and one based on Gantt charts). An empirical evaluation comparing these four visualizations and assessing correctness, recognition rates of groups, and subjective preference indicates that the alternative visualizations perform significantly better than the map-based representation when meetings need to be identified. In addition, we identify specific strengths and weaknesses of the investigated visualizations and propose design considerations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDiagrammatic Representation and Inference - 9th International Conference, Diagrams 2016, Proceedings
EditorsMateja Jamnik, Yuri Uesaka, Stephanie Elzer Schwartz
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer
Pages235-249
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-42333-3
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-42332-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event9th International Conference on the Theory and Applications of Diagrams, Diagrams 2016 - Philadelphia, United States
Duration: 7 Aug 201610 Aug 2016

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume9781
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference9th International Conference on the Theory and Applications of Diagrams, Diagrams 2016
CountryUnited States
CityPhiladelphia
Period7/08/1610/08/16

Keywords

  • Gantt charts
  • Information visualization
  • Map
  • Matrix

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    Kriglstein, S., Haider, J., Wallner, G., & Pohl, M. (2016). Who, where, when and with whom? evaluation of group meeting visualizations. In M. Jamnik, Y. Uesaka, & S. E. Schwartz (Eds.), Diagrammatic Representation and Inference - 9th International Conference, Diagrams 2016, Proceedings (pp. 235-249). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 9781). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-42333-3_19