The following is a list of publications produced by HSI related faculty and students. The link for each paper leads you to the citation, keyword, and abstract. For copies of the full papers, please use standard methods for obtaining academic publications, such as online library searches.
Dust & Magnet: Interactive Visualization of Everyday Data
Authors: J. S. Yi, R. M. Ponder, J. Stasko, J. Jacko
Abstract: Dust & Magnet is a multivariate information visualization tool that has been designed specifically for anyone who struggles with interpreting the complex data of everyday problems. The system uses a magnet metaphor in which the individual data cases are represented as particles of iron dust, and magnets represent the different variables of the data set. Users interactively manipulate the magnets and then the dust moves appropriately thus exposing characteristics of the data set. The system is intended for individuals who are not necessarily trained in analysis of large data sets. The video demonstrates system use in a scenario involving selection of a cereal.
(This is a video submission. The video can be found here)
Citation: Yi, J. S., Ponder, R. M., Stasko, J., & Jacko, J. A. (2005) Dust & Magnet: Interactive Visualization of Everyday Data (Video submission). Proceedings of the eleventh annual IEEE Symposium on Information Visualization (InfoVis 2005), Minneapolis, MN, October 23-25, pp. 81-82.