CUSTOMIZABLE VISUALIZATIONS WITH FORMULA-LINKED BUILDING BLOCKS

Mohammad A. Kuhail, Soren Lauesen

Abstract

One approach to visualization construction is to use complex blocks (widgets) that are tailored for specific visualizations, and customize the visualizations by setting the properties of the widgets. This approach allows fast and easy visualization construction but falls short if the user wants different appearance or behaviour than what the widgets support. Another approach is to combine primitive graphical elements using traditional programming or visualization toolkits. Traditional programming allows high customizability, but it is time consuming and hard to develop advanced visualizations. Visualization toolkits allow easier visualization creation in some cases, but customization and interaction are tedious. As an alternative, we developed uVis visualization tool that uses spreadsheet-like formulas to connect building blocks. uVis formulas can refer to building blocks and database tables. We created several advanced visualizations, and compared our approach against others. Evaluation shows that our approach improved customizability.

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A. Kuhail M. and Lauesen S. (2012). CUSTOMIZABLE VISUALIZATIONS WITH FORMULA-LINKED BUILDING BLOCKS . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications and International Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications - Volume 1: IVAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2012) ISBN 978-989-8565-02-0, pages 768-771. DOI: 10.5220/0003863207680771


in Bibtex Style

@conference{ivapp12,
author={Mohammad A. Kuhail and Soren Lauesen},
title={CUSTOMIZABLE VISUALIZATIONS WITH FORMULA-LINKED BUILDING BLOCKS},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications and International Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications - Volume 1: IVAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2012)},
year={2012},
pages={768-771},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003863207680771},
isbn={978-989-8565-02-0},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications and International Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications - Volume 1: IVAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2012)
TI - CUSTOMIZABLE VISUALIZATIONS WITH FORMULA-LINKED BUILDING BLOCKS
SN - 978-989-8565-02-0
AU - A. Kuhail M.
AU - Lauesen S.
PY - 2012
SP - 768
EP - 771
DO - 10.5220/0003863207680771