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Tutorial: Introduction to Visual Analytics

  • Wolfgang Aigner
  • Alessio Bertone
  • Silvia Miksch
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4799)

Abstract

Visual Analytics is an emerging area of research and practice that aims for supporting analytical reasoning by interactive visual interfaces. The basic idea is the integration of the outstanding capabilities of humans in terms of visual information exploration and the enormous processing power of computers to form a powerful knowledge discovery environment. In the course of our half-day tutorial we will introduce this multi-disciplinary field by discussing its key issues of analytical reasoning, perception & cognition, visualization interaction, computation mining, the visual analysis process, and show potential application areas.

Keywords

Visual Analytics Information Visualization Human-Computer Interaction Analytical Reasoning User-Centered Design 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Wolfgang Aigner
    • 1
  • Alessio Bertone
    • 1
  • Silvia Miksch
    • 1
  1. 1.Danube University Krems, Austria, Department of Information and Knowledge Engineering, Dr.-Karl-Dorrek-Str. 30, 3500 KremsAustria

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