Information Visualization, Human-Computer Interaction, and Cognitive Psychology: Domain Visualizations

  • Kevin W. Boyack
  • Brian N. Wylie
  • George S. Davidson
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2539)


Digital libraries stand to benefit from technology insertions from the fields of information visualization, human-computer interaction, and cognitive psychology, among others. However, the current state of interaction between these fields is not well understood. We use our knowledge visualization tool, VxInsight, to provide several domain visualizations of the overlap between these fields. Relevant articles were extracted from the Science Citation Indexes (SCI and Social SCI) using keyword searches. An article map, a semantic (coterm) map, and a co-author network have been generated from the data. Analysis reveals that while there are overlaps between fields, they are not substantial. However, the most recent work suggests areas where future collaboration could have a great impact on digital libraries of the future.


Digital Library Science Citation Index Latent Semantic Analysis Social Science Citation Index Information Visualization 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kevin W. Boyack
    • 1
  • Brian N. Wylie
    • 1
  • George S. Davidson
    • 1
  1. 1.Sandia National LaboratoriesComputation, Computers & Math CenterAlbuquerqueUSA

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