TR2003-20

Rapid Serial Visual Presentation Techniques for Visualizing a 3rd Data Dimension


    •  Wittenburg, K.; Lanning, T.; Forlines, C.; Esenther, A., "Rapid Serial Visual Presentation Techniques for Visualizing a 3rd Data Dimension", International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), June 2003.
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      • @inproceedings{Wittenburg2003jun,
      • author = {Wittenburg, K. and Lanning, T. and Forlines, C. and Esenther, A.},
      • title = {Rapid Serial Visual Presentation Techniques for Visualizing a 3rd Data Dimension},
      • booktitle = {International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)},
      • year = 2003,
      • month = jun,
      • url = {http://www.merl.com/publications/TR2003-20}
      • }
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In order to circumvent the challenges of conventional 3D interfaces in providing a third dimension to abstract data, we propose a set of techniques from rapid serial visual presentation(RSVP) interfaces. The basic idea is to explode a sequence of 2D presentations into a 3D trail. Interactions afford integration over the sequence in time, but also take advantage of human visual perception to incorporate peripheral information as the sequence approaches or recedes from the focal point. By performing analysis on the sequence analogous to clustering and segmentation of a video stream, patterns and points of interest can be revealed in spatial layout of the third dimensional trail. Users can also navigate quickly to points of interest.