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Pub. period:1990-2012
Pub. count:18
Number of co-authors:36


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Clifton Forlines:52
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Robert Spence:31

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Wittenburg, Kent, Malizia, Alessio, Lupo, Luca and Pekhteryev, Georgiy (2012): Visualizing set-valued attributes in parallel with equal-height histograms. In: Proceedings of the 2012 International Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces 2012. pp. 632-635. Available online

Visualization of set-valued attributes in multi-dimensional information visualization systems remains a relatively unexplored problem. Here we introduce a novel method for visualizing set-valued attributes that we call the singleton set distribution view and integrate it into an interactive multi-dimensional attribute visualization tool utilizing parallel bargrams (aka equal-height histograms) as its main visual motif. We discuss our design rationale and report on the results of an evaluation study.

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Romero, Rosa, Dez, David, Wittenburg, Kent and Diaz, Paloma (2012): Envisioning grid vulnerabilities: multi-dimensional visualization for electrical grid planning. In: Proceedings of the 2012 International Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces 2012. pp. 701-704. Available online

Electrical grid planning aims at optimizing the grid through the control of the performance and placement of electrical assets in order to minimize failures or vulnerabilities. With this purpose, grid planners carry out an initial stage of data exploration using a large volume of incident and equipment data collected over extensive time periods. In current practice these tasks are performed manually, which makes it very difficult to recognize patterns and gain insights into the data. In this paper, we propose a parallel multivariate visualization technique as a suitable approach for improving the existing practice. Based on the usage of an interactive visualization tool called BarExam, we demonstrate the feasibility of this visualization technique for displaying the dataset and present example insights that this visualization technique can provide to grid planners.

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Forlines, Clifton and Wittenburg, Kent (2010): Wakame: sense making of multi-dimensional spatial-temporal data. In: Proceedings of the 2010 International Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces 2010. pp. 33-40. Available online

As our ability to measure the world around us improves, we are quickly generating massive quantities of high-dimensional, spatial-temporal data. In this paper, we concern ourselves with datasets in which the spatial characteristics are relatively static but many dimensions prevail and data is sampled over different time periods. Example applications include building energy management and HVAC unit diagnostics. We present methods employed in our Wakame visualization system to support such tasks as discovering anomalies and comparing performance across multiple time series. Novel methods include animated transitions that relate data in spatially located 3D views with conventional 2D graphs. Additionally, several components of our prototype employ analytics to guide the user to "interesting" portions of the dataset.

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Wittenburg, Kent (2010): Setting the bar for set-valued attributes. In: Proceedings of the 2010 International Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces 2010. pp. 253-256. Available online

In this paper, we present an interactive visualization method for set-valued attributes that maintains the advantages of item-oriented views and interactions found in parallel multivariate visualizations such as bargrams (equal-height histograms). The challenge is to accommodate renderings of an item when it appears multiple times in set-valued attribute views while at the same time preserving value- and item-based selection, brushing, and filtering. Such techniques can help users derive particular types of insights into data based on distributions and correlations of attribute values.

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Wittenburg, Kent, Lanning, Tom, Leigh, Darren and Ryall, Kathy (2008): Visualizing antenna design spaces. In: Levialdi, Stefano (ed.) AVI 2008 - Proceedings of the working conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces May 28-30, 2008, Napoli, Italy. pp. 83-90. Available online

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Wittenburg, Kent, Lanning, Tom, Schwenke, Derek L., Shubin, Hal and Vetro, Anthony (2006): The prospects for unrestricted speech input for TV content search. In: Celentano, Augusto (ed.) AVI 2006 - Proceedings of the working conference on Advanced visual interfaces May 23-26, 2006, Venezia, Italy. pp. 352-359. Available online

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Dietz, Paul H., Raskar, Ramesh, Booth, Shane, Baar, Jeroen van, Wittenburg, Kent and Knep, Brian (2004): Multi-projectors and implicit interaction in persuasive public displays. In: Costabile, Maria Francesca (ed.) AVI 2004 - Proceedings of the working conference on Advanced visual interfaces May 25-28, 2004, Gallipoli, Italy. pp. 209-217. Available online

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Wittenburg, Kent, Forlines, Clifton, Lanning, Tom, Esenther, Alan, Harada, Shigeo and Miyachi, Taizo (2003): Rapid serial visual presentation techniques for consumer digital video devices. In: Proceedings of the 16th annural ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology November, 2-5, 2003, Vancouver, Canada. pp. 115-124. Available online

In this paper we propose a new model for a class of rapid serial visual presentation (RSVP) interfaces [16] in the context of consumer video devices. The basic spatial layout "explodes" a sequence of image frames into a 3D trail in order to provide more context for a spatial/temporal presentation. As the user plays forward or back, the trail advances or recedes while the image in the foreground focus position is replaced. The design is able to incorporate a variety of methods for analyzing or highlighting images in the trail. Our hypotheses are that users can navigate more quickly and precisely to points of interest when compared to conventional consumer-based browsing, channel flipping, or fast-forwarding techniques. We report on an experiment testing our hypotheses in which we found that subjects were more accurate but not faster in browsing to a target of interest in recorded television content with a TV remote.

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Wittenburg, Kent, Lanning, Tom, Heinrichs, Michael and Stanton, Michael (2001): Parallel bargrams for consumer-based information exploration and choice. In: Marks, Joe and Mynatt, Elizabeth D. (eds.) Proceedings of the 14th annual ACM symposium on User interface software and technology November 11 - 14, 2001, Orlando, Florida. pp. 51-60. Available online

In this paper we introduce multidimensional visualization and interaction techniques that are an extension to related work in parallel histograms and dynamic querying. Bargrams are, in effect, histograms whose bars have been tipped over and lined up end-to-end. We discuss affordances of parallel bargrams in the context of systems that support consumer-based information exploration and choice based on the attributes of the items in the choice set. Our tool called EZChooser has enabled a number of prototypes in such domains as Internet shopping, investment decisions, college choice, and so on, and a limited version has been deployed for car shopping. Evaluations of the techniques include an experiment indicating that trained users prefer EZChooser over static tables for choice tasks among sets of 50 items with 7-9 attributes.

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Apperley, Mark, Spence, Robert and Wittenburg, Kent (2001): Selecting One from Many: The Development of a Scalable Visualization Tool. In: HCC 2001 - IEEE CS International Symposium on Human-Centric Computing Languages and Environments September 5-7, 2001, Stresa, Italy. pp. 366-372. Available online

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Lanning, Tom, Wittenburg, Kent, Heinrichs, Michael, Fyock, Christina and Li, Glenn (2000): Multidimensional Information Visualization through Sliding Rods. In: Advanced Visual Interfaces 2000 2000. pp. 173-180.

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Wittenburg, Kent, Ali-Ahmad, Wissam, LaLiberte, Daniel and Lanning, Tom (1998): Rapid-fire image previews for information navigation. In: Catarci, Tiziana, Costabile, Maria Francesca, Santucci, Giuseppe and Tarantino, Laura (eds.) AVI 1998 - Proceedings of the working conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces May 24 - 27, 1998, LAquila, Italy. pp. 76-82. Available online

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Wittenburg, Kent and Sigman, Eric (1997): Visual Focusing and Transition Techniques in a Treeviewer for Web Information Access. In: VL 1997 1997. pp. 20-27.

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Weitzman, Louis and Wittenburg, Kent (1994): Automatic Presentation of Multimedia Documents Using Relational Grammars. In: ACM Multimedia 1994 1994. pp. 443-451.

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Weitzman, Louis and Wittenburg, Kent (1993): Relational gRammars for Interactive Design. In: Proceedings of the 1993 IEEE Workshop on Visual Languages August 24-27, 1993, Bergen, Norway. pp. 4-11.

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Wittenburg, Kent (1992): Earley-style Parsing for Relational Grammars. In: Proceedings of the 1992 IEEE Workshop on Visual Languages September 15-18, 1992, Seattle, Washington, USA. pp. 192-199.

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Brunner, Hans, Wittenburg, Kent, Williams, Mike, Sekine, Yukiko, Dahlgren, Sandy and Washco, Phil (1990): A Snapshot of Natural Language Interfaces. In: Carrasco, Jane and Whiteside, John (eds.) Proceedings of the ACM CHI 90 Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference 1990, Seattle, Washington,USA. pp. 53-55.

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Wittenburg, Kent and Weitzman, Louis (1990): Visual Grammars and Incremental Parsing for Interface Languages. In: VL 1990 1990. pp. 111-118.

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