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Experiences in involving analysts in visualisation design

Slingsby, A. & Dykes, J. (2012). Experiences in involving analysts in visualisation design. Paper presented at the BELIV '12: Beyond Time and Errors - Novel Evaluation Methods for Visualization, 14 - 15 Oct 2012, Seattle, USA. doi: 10.1145/2442576.2442577


Involving analysts in visualisation design has obvious benefits, but the knowledge-gap between domain experts ("analysts") and visualisation designers ("designers") often makes the degree of their involvement fall short of that aspired. By promoting a culture of mutual learning, understanding and contribution between both analysts and designers from the outset, participants can be raised to a level at which all can usefully contribute to both requirement definition and design. We describe the process we use to do this for tightly-scoped and short design exercises -- with meetings/workshops, iterative bursts of design/prototyping over relatively short periods of time, and workplace-based evaluation -- illustrating this with examples of our own experience from recent work with bird ecologists.

Publication Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Departments: School of Science & Technology > Computer Science > giCentre
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