Visualizing User Interface Events - Event Stream Summarization through Signs

Vagner Figueredo de Santana, Maria Cecília Calani Baranauskas


Effective visual representation is related to how people interpret signs created to carry specific information. In the last years many user interface evaluation tools are considering detailed usage data to represent users’ actions. The volume of data gathered is leading developers to represent usage in a summarized way through graphical representations. If visual components used to represent complex data are not effective, then graphics used to summarize data may turn the interpretation of complex terms even harder. This work presents a study about graphical representations for user interface (UI) events and contributes with the validation of usage graph visualization and an open set of signs to support the summarization of client-side logs. The study involved 28 Information Technology specialists, potential users of UI evaluation tools. From the results one expects that evaluation tool developers, evaluators, and Web usage miners can reuse the validated usage graph representation and proposed set of signs to represent usage data in a summarized way.


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Paper Citation

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Figueredo de Santana V. and Calani Baranauskas M. (2012). Visualizing User Interface Events - Event Stream Summarization through Signs . In Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 3: ICEIS, ISBN 978-989-8565-12-9, pages 78-85. DOI: 10.5220/0003989500780085

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author={Vagner Figueredo de Santana and Maria Cecília Calani Baranauskas},
title={Visualizing User Interface Events - Event Stream Summarization through Signs},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 3: ICEIS,},

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JO - Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 3: ICEIS,
TI - Visualizing User Interface Events - Event Stream Summarization through Signs
SN - 978-989-8565-12-9
AU - Figueredo de Santana V.
AU - Calani Baranauskas M.
PY - 2012
SP - 78
EP - 85
DO - 10.5220/0003989500780085