Sarah Faisal

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Information Visualization (InfoVis) is at least in part defined by a process that occurs within the subjective internal experience of the users of visualization tools. Hence, users' interaction with these tools is seen as an 'experience'. Relying on standard quantitative usability measures evaluates the interface. Yet, there is more to users' interaction(More)
This article presents a systematic review of the literature on information visualization for making sense of personal health information. Based on this review, five application themes were identified: treatment planning, examination of patients' medical records, representation of pedigrees and family history, communication and shared decision making, and(More)
Information visualization is an experience in which both the aesthetic representations and interaction are part. Such an experience can be augmented through close consideration of its major components. Interaction is crucial to the experience, yet it has seldom been adequately explored in the field. We claim that direct mediated interaction can augment such(More)
As researchers we are constantly working with our literature domains. Making sense and familiarizing ourselves with such domains is a cumbersome but necessary task that is part of every researcher's career, especially novices. Literature knowledge domain visualizations exist which assist users in extracting and interpreting interesting patterns. However,(More)
Information Visualisation (InfoVis) is defined as an interactive visual representation of abstract data. We view the user’s interaction with InfoVis tools as an experience which is made up of a set of highly demanding cognitive activities. These activities assist users in making sense and gaining knowledge of the represented domain. Usability studies that(More)
As researchers we are constantly working with academic literature. Literature data is growing exponentially. Interacting with this huge amount of information has been a challenge for the field of HCI for years. The goal is to assist users in making sense of this information by producing usable designs. Information Visualization (InfoVis) augments users'(More)
The proposed focus of this chapter is to discuss the design and evaluation of interactive Information Visualization (InfoVis) tools. The approach we take is based on our view of users’ interaction within the context of InfoVis as an experience. As a result of this we propose a user centered approach to the design and evaluation of InfoVis tools, which is a(More)
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