From analytical purposes to data visualizations: a decision process guided by a conceptual framework and eye tracking

Item Type Journal paper
Abstract

Data visualizations are versatile tools for gaining cognitive access to large amounts of data and for making complex relation-ships in data understandable. This paper proposes a method for assessing data visualizations according to the purposes theyfulfill in domain-specific data analysis settings. We introduce a framework that gets configured for a given analysis domainand allows to choose data visualizations in a methodically justified way, based on analysis questions that address differentaspects of data to be analyzed. Based on the concepts addressed by the analysis questions, the framework provides systematicguidance for determining which data visualizations are able to serve which conceptual analysis interests. In a second step ofthe method, we propose to follow a data-driven approach and to experimentally compare alternative data visualizations fora particular analytical purpose. More specifically, we propose to use eye tracking to support justified decisions about whichof the data visualizations selected with the help of the framework are most suitable for assessing the analysis domain in acognitively efficient way. We demonstrate our approach of how to come from analytical purposes to data visualizations usingthe example domain of Process Modeling Behavior Analysis. The analyses are performed on the background of representativeanalysis questions from this domain.

Authors Gulden, Jens; Burattin, Andrea; A. Andaloussi, Amine & Weber, Barbara
Journal or Publication Title Software & Systems Modeling
Language English
Subjects computer science
HSG Classification contribution to scientific community
HSG Profile Area None
Refereed Yes
Date 2020
Publisher Springer
Volume 19
Number 3
Page Range 531-554
Publisher DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/s10270-019-00742-z
Depositing User Prof. PhD Barbara Weber
Date Deposited 10 Jul 2019 08:27
Last Modified 11 May 2020 16:37
URI: https://www.alexandria.unisg.ch/publications/257303

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Gulden, Jens; Burattin, Andrea; A. Andaloussi, Amine & Weber, Barbara (2020) From analytical purposes to data visualizations: a decision process guided by a conceptual framework and eye tracking. Software & Systems Modeling, 19 (3). 531-554.

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