Using Sketching to Aid the Collaborative Design of Information Visualisation Software - A Case Study

  • Brock Craft
  • Paul Cairns
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 221)


We present results of a case study involving the design of Information Visualisation software to support work in the field of computational biology. The software supports research among scientists with very different technical backgrounds. In the study, the design process was enhanced through the use of sketching and design patterns. The results were that the use of sketching as an integral part of a collaborative design process aided creativity, communication, and collaboration. These findings show promise for use of sketching to augment other design methodologies for Information Visualisation.


Design Process Team Member Design Pattern Design Activity Collaborative Design 
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© International Federation for Information Processing 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Brock Craft
    • 1
  • Paul Cairns
    • 1
  1. 1.UCL Interaction Center(UCLIC)UK

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