“Perception of Elementary Graphical Elements in Tabletop and Multi-Surface Environments”

Citation:

Wigdor D, Shen C, Forlines C, Balakrishnan R. “Perception of Elementary Graphical Elements in Tabletop and Multi-Surface Environments” . Proceedings of the 2007 ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI'07). 2007.

Abstract:

Information shown on a tabletop display can appear distorted when viewed by a seated user. Even worse, the impact of this distortion is different depending on the location of the information on the display. In this paper, we examine how this distortion affects the perception of the basic graphical elements of information visualization shown on displays at various angles. We first examine perception of these elements on a single display, and then compare this to perception across displays, in order to evaluate the effectiveness of various elements for use in a tabletop and multi-display environment. We found that the perception of some graphical elements is more robust to distortion than others. We then develop recommendations for building data visualizations for these environments.

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