An Enhanced Interaction and Filtering Widget

TitleAn Enhanced Interaction and Filtering Widget
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2020
AuthorsAl-Zokari, Yasmin, Dannenmann Peter, Hagen Hans, and Zeckzer Dirk
Conference NameInternational Conferences Computer Graphics, Visualization, Computer Vision and Image Processing 2020;
Date Published07/2020
Conference LocationZagreb, Croatia
AbstractIn information visualization, interaction mechanisms are an essential factor to the success of visualization. They should be easy to use and useful for filtering, exploring, and analyzing the data visualized. Usually, direct manipulation on the visualizations is the most important aspect that researches consider. However, users still tend to use controls (widgets) for some interaction, especially, when manipulating (e.g., filtering) the data. During our work with users on the visual representation of safety analysis results, we found limitations in the interaction capabilities of sliders. In order to overcome these limitations, we introduce our Range-Selection-and-Filtering RSF slider, which enables users to work more efficiently when selecting relevant data from large data sets compared to conventional slider designs by enhancing the ease of use and increasing its usefulness. Additionally, we applied this slider to different application domains and evaluated it.