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Large High Resolution Displays for Co-Located Collaborative Intelligence Analysis

Bradel, Lauren and Andrews, Christopher and Endert, Alex and Koch, Kristen and Vogt, Katherine and Hutchings, Duke and North, Chris (2011) Large High Resolution Displays for Co-Located Collaborative Intelligence Analysis . Technical Report TR-11-23, Computer Science, Virginia Tech.

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Large, high-resolution vertical displays carry the potential to increase the accuracy of collaborative sensemaking, given correctly designed visual analytics tools. From an exploratory user study using a fictional intelligence analysis task, we investigated how users interact with the display to construct spatial schemas and externalize information, as well as how they establish shared and private territories. We investigated the spatial strategies of users partitioned by tool type used (document- or entity-centric). We classified the types of territorial behavior exhibited in terms of how the users interacted with the display (integrated or independent workspaces). Next, we examined how territorial behavior impacted the common ground between the pairs of users. Finally, we recommend design guidelines for building co-located collaborative visual analytics tools specifically for use on large, high-resolution vertical displays.

Item Type:Departmental Technical Report
Keywords:Large high-resolution displays, co-located collaborative sensemaking, visual analytics, territoriality
Subjects:Computer Science > Human Computer Interaction
Computer Science > Information Visualization
ID Code:1174
Deposited By:Bradel, Ms Lauren
Deposited On:31 January 2013