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SketChart: A Pen-Based Tool for Chart Generation and Interaction.

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Date Issued:
2014
Abstract/Description:
It has been shown that representing data with the right visualization increases the understanding of qualitative and quantitative information encoded in documents. However, current tools for generating such visualizations involve the use of traditional WIMP techniques, which perhaps makes free interaction and direct manipulation of the content harder. In this thesis, we present a pen-based prototype for data visualization using 10 different types of bar based charts. The prototype lets users sketch a chart and interact with the information once the drawing is identified. The prototype's user interface consists of an area to sketch and touch based elements that will be displayed depending on the context and nature of the outline. Brainstorming and live presentations can benefit from the prototype due to the ability to visualize and manipulate data in real time. We also perform a short, informal user study to measure effectiveness of the tool while recognizing sketches and users acceptance while interacting with the system. Results show SketChart strengths and weaknesses and areas for improvement.
Title: SketChart: A Pen-Based Tool for Chart Generation and Interaction.
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Name(s): Vargas Gonzalez, Andres, Author
Laviola II, Joseph, Committee Chair
Foroosh, Hassan, Committee Member
Hua, Kien, Committee Member
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2014
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: It has been shown that representing data with the right visualization increases the understanding of qualitative and quantitative information encoded in documents. However, current tools for generating such visualizations involve the use of traditional WIMP techniques, which perhaps makes free interaction and direct manipulation of the content harder. In this thesis, we present a pen-based prototype for data visualization using 10 different types of bar based charts. The prototype lets users sketch a chart and interact with the information once the drawing is identified. The prototype's user interface consists of an area to sketch and touch based elements that will be displayed depending on the context and nature of the outline. Brainstorming and live presentations can benefit from the prototype due to the ability to visualize and manipulate data in real time. We also perform a short, informal user study to measure effectiveness of the tool while recognizing sketches and users acceptance while interacting with the system. Results show SketChart strengths and weaknesses and areas for improvement.
Identifier: CFE0005434 (IID), ucf:50405 (fedora)
Note(s): 2014-08-01
M.S.
Engineering and Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Masters
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Subject(s): pen-based -- user interfaces -- sketch-based -- interaction -- machine learning -- recognition -- classification -- gestures -- touch -- natural user interfaces -- NUI -- visualization -- charts -- graphs
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFE0005434
Restrictions on Access: public 2014-08-15
Host Institution: UCF

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