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Publication: J. T. Stasko [2014]: Value-Driven Evaluation of Visualizations doi:10.1145/2669557.2669579

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Title Value-Driven Evaluation of Visualizations
Authors
  1. Stasko, John T.
Year 2014
DOI 10.1145/2669557.2669579
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@inproceedings{Stasko2014,
 title = {Value-Driven Evaluation of Visualizations},
 author = {Stasko, John T.},
 year = {2014},
 booktitle = {Proc. Workshop on Beyond Time and Errors: Novel Evaluation Methods for Visualization},
 doi = {10.1145/2669557.2669579}
}

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Perception infers abstract structures (+) Positive Less than a sentence sec. 2 «…by transforming cognitive challenges into perceptual actions…» Streeb, Dirk: March 19, 2018
Visualizations are aesthetic (+) Positive One or more sentences sec. 5 «Visualizations also can provide aesthetic impact and value.» Streeb, Dirk: March 19, 2018
Visualizations are open for interaction (+) Positive One or more sections sec. 4 «As a person considers aspects of the data and forms new schemas and models of the data’s meaning, interaction allows the person to change perspective and address new inquiries that arise.» Streeb, Dirk: March 19, 2018
Visualizations are open for interaction (+) Positive One or more sentences sec. 3 «Rather than have to learn query languages and tools and issue syntactic requests, a person merely interacts with an interface using direct manipulation to select visual items or update the view to show the desired information.» Streeb, Dirk: March 19, 2018
Visualizations are specific (+) Positive One or more sentences sec. 2 «He specifically describes the importance of matching representations to the task at hand in order for visuals to provide the best cognitive value.» Streeb, Dirk: March 19, 2018
Visualizations enable flexible usage (+) Positive One or more sentences sec. 3 «Effective visualizations allow a person to identify many values from a data set and thus answer different questions about the data simply by viewing the visualization…» Streeb, Dirk: March 19, 2018
Visualizations make data accessible (+) Positive Less than a sentence sec. 2 «…aid information access…» Streeb, Dirk: March 19, 2018
Visualizations make data errors obvious (+) Positive One or more sentences sec. 3 «Visualizations, and more specifically the visualization construction process, are a wonderful way to identify embedded problems in a data set such as missing, erroneous, or incomplete values.» Streeb, Dirk: March 19, 2018
Visualizations make information understandable (+) Positive One or more sentences sec. 3 «…it centers upon a visualization’s ability to convey a true understanding of the data, a more holistic broad and deep innate sense of the context and importance of the data in “the big picture.”» Streeb, Dirk: March 19, 2018
Visualizations make missing parts explicit (+) Positive One or more sentences sec. 3 «Similarly, viewing a data set with an effective visualization can highlight areas where more data may be needed or can signify the importance of adding and exploring other data sets.» Streeb, Dirk: March 19, 2018
Visualizations provide context (+) Positive One or more paragraphs sec. 3 «An effective visualization should convey information about the totality of data being presented, effectively the “big picture.”» Streeb, Dirk: March 19, 2018
Visualizations retain complexity (-) Negative One or more sentences sec. 4 «There simply may be too much to show, or the representation becomes so complex that it is difficult for people to interpret.» Streeb, Dirk: March 19, 2018
Visualizations show visual patterns (+) Positive Less than a sentence sec. 2 «…engaging people’s strong pattern matching abilities…» Streeb, Dirk: March 19, 2018
Visualizations support external memorization (+) Positive One or more sentences sec. 2 «…visualization helps people think by acting as a temporary storage area (extra memory)…» Streeb, Dirk: March 19, 2018
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