Top Ten Problems in Visual Interfaces to Digital Libraries

  • Chaomei Chen
  • Katy Börner
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2539)


Many research communities periodically and collectively deliberate about their most significant and challenging problems as a way to agree upon pressing questions and promising research directions. Identifying top-ten prob‐lems is a useful way to reflect on what a community has achieved and define a new research agenda for the future. This chapter introduces a set of such prob‐lems for research in visual interfaces of digital libraries in order to simulate studies in this area.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. 1.
    Foley, J., Getting there: The ten top problems left. IEEE Computer Graphics and Applica‐tions, 1999.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Croft, W.B., What do people want from information retrieval? D-Lib Magazine, November 1995 (
  3. 3.
    Hibbard, B., Top ten visualization problems. SIGGRAPH Newsletter, 1999. 33(2).Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    Furnas, G.W. Effective view navigation, in CHI’ 97. 1997. Atlanta, Georgia: ACM Press.Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    Chen, C. and M. Czerwinski, Empirical evaluation of information visualizations. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 2000. 35(5): p. 631–635.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. 6.
    Eick, S.G. and A.F. Karr, Visual scalability. Journal of Computational Graphics and Statistics, 2002.11(1): p. 22–43.CrossRefMathSciNetGoogle Scholar
  7. 7.
    Hightower, R.R., et al. Graphical multiscale Web histories: A study ofPadPrints. in 9th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia (Hypertext’ 98). 1998. New York, NY: ACM Press.Google Scholar
  8. 8.
    Chen, C. and M. Czerwinski, Spatial ability and visual navigation: An empirical study. New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia, 1997. 3: p. 67–89.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. 9.
    Chen, C, M. Czerwinski, and R. Macredie, Individual differences in virtual environments: Introduction and overview. Journal of the American Society for Information Science, 2000. 51(6): p. 499–507.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  10. 10.
    Börner, K. and Y. Zhou. A Software Repository for Education and Research in Information Visualization, in Fifth International Conference on Information Visualisation. 2001. London, England: IEEE Press.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Chaomei Chen
    • 1
  • Katy Börner
    • 2
  1. 1.College of Information Science and TechnologyDrexel UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.School of Library and Information ScienceIndiana UniversityBloomingtonUSA

Personalised recommendations