Studying direct-touch interaction for 2D flow visualization

Tobias Isenberg, Uta Hinrichs, Sheelagh Carpendale

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Traditionally, scientific visualization research concentrates on the development and improvement of interactive techniques to support expert data analysis. While many scientific visualization tools have been developed for desktop environments and individual use, scenarios that go beyond mouse and keyboard interaction have received considerably less attention. We present a study that investigates how large-display direct-touch interaction affects data exploration and insight generation among groups of nonexperts exploring 2D vector data. In this study, pairs of participants used interaction techniques to customize and explore 2D vector visualizations and collaboratively discussed the process to develop their own understanding of the data sets.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCollaborative Visualization on Interactive Surfaces - CoVIS '09
Subtitle of host publicationTechnical Report LMU-MI-2010-2
EditorsPetra Isenberg, Michael Sedlmair, Dominikus Baur, Tobias Isenberg, Andreas Butz
PublisherUniversity of Munich
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2010
EventCoVIS 2009 - Atlantic City, United States
Duration: 11 Oct 200911 Oct 2009


WorkshopCoVIS 2009
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAtlantic City


  • Interactive scientific visualization
  • Direct-touch inter
  • Wall displays
  • Qualitative evaluations
  • 2D vector visualization


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