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Pub. period:2003-2008
Pub. count:7
Number of co-authors:10



Co-authors

Number of publications with 3 favourite co-authors:

Catherine Plaisant:5
Ben Shneiderman:5
Jonathan Lazar:1

 

 

Productive colleagues

Haixia Zhao's 3 most productive colleagues in number of publications:

Ben Shneiderman:225
Catherine Plaisant:78
Jonathan Lazar:40
 
 
 

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2008
 
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Zhao, Haixia, Plaisant, Catherine, Shneiderman, Ben and Lazar, Jonathan (2008): Data Sonification for Users with Visual Impairment: A Case Study with Georeferenced Data. In ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction, 15 (1) p. 4.

We describe the development and evaluation of a tool, iSonic, to assist users with visual impairment in exploring georeferenced data using coordinated maps and tables, augmented with nontextual sounds and speech output. Our in-depth case studies with 7 blind users during 42 hours of data collection, showed that iSonic enabled them to find facts and discover trends in georeferenced data, even in unfamiliar geographical contexts, without special devices. Our design was guided by an Action-by-Design-Component (ADC) framework, which was also applied to scatterplots to demonstrate its generalizability. Video and download is available at www.cs.umd.edu/hcil/iSonic/.

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Kandogan, Eser, Haber, Eben, Barrett, Rob, Cypher, Allen, Maglio, Paul P. and Zhao, Haixia (2005): A1: end-user programming for web-based system administration. In: Proceedings of the 2005 ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology 2005. pp. 211-220.

System administrators work with many different tools to manage and fix complex hardware and software infrastructure in a rapidly paced work environment. Through extensive field studies, we observed that they often build and share custom tools for specific tasks that are not supported by vendor tools. Recent trends toward web-based management consoles offer many advantages but put an extra burden on system administrators, as customization requires web programming, which is beyond the skills of many system administrators. To meet their needs, we developed A1, a spreadsheet-based environment with a task-specific system-administration language for quickly creating small tools or migrating existing scripts to run as web portlets. Using A1, system administrators can build spreadsheets to access remote and heterogeneous systems, gather and integrate status data, and orchestrate control of disparate systems in a uniform way. A preliminary user study showed that in just a few hours, system administrators can learn to use A1 to build relatively complex tools from scratch.

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Zhao, Haixia, Plaisant, Catherine and Shneiderman, Ben (2005): iSonic: interactive sonification for non-visual data exploration. In: Seventh Annual ACM Conference on Assistive Technologies 2005. pp. 194-195.

iSonic is an interactive sonification tool for vision impaired users to explore geo-referenced statistical data, such as population or crime rates by geographical regions. Users use a keyboard or a smooth surface touchpad to interact with coordinated map and table views of the data. The integrated use of musical sounds and speech allows users to grasp the overall data trends and to explore the data to get more details. Scenarios of use are described.

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Zhao, Haixia (2005): Interactive sonification of geo-referenced data. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2005 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2005. pp. 1134-1135.

This paper describes an investigation of using interactive sonification (non-speech sound) to present geo-referenced statistical data to vision-impaired users for problem solving and decision making. By working with vision-impaired users, the work will identify effective interaction and sound designs for geo-referenced data, and derive principles that can guide general interactive data sonification designs for auditory information seeking.

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Zhao, Haixia, Plaisant, Catherine and Shneiderman, Ben (2005): "I hear the pattern": interactive sonification of geographical data patterns. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2005 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2005. pp. 1905-1908.

Interactive sonification (non-speech sound) is a novel strategy to present the geographical distribution patterns of statistical data to vision impaired users. We discuss the design space with dimensions of interaction actions, data representation forms, input devices, navigation structures, and sound feedback encoding. Two interfaces were designed, one using a keyboard and another using a smooth surface touch tablet. A study with three blind users shows that they are able to perceive patterns of 5-category values on both familiar and unknown maps, and learn new map geography, in both interfaces.

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2003
 
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Zhao, Haixia, Shneiderman, Ben and Plaisant, Catherine (2003): Improving Accessibility and Usability of Geo-referenced Statistical Data. In: DG.O 2003 2003. .

 
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Zhao, Haixia, Shneiderman, Ben, Plaisant, Catherine, Zotkin, Dmitry N. and Duraiswami, Ramani (2003): Improving Accessibility and Usability of Geo-referenced Statistical Data. In: DG.O 2003 2003. .

 
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