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A Tangible User Interface for Interactive Data Visualization

Jofre, Ana, Szigeti, Steve, Keller, Stephen Tiefenbach, Dong, Lan-Xi, Czarnowski, David, Tomé, Frederico and Diamond, Sara (2015) A Tangible User Interface for Interactive Data Visualization. In: Proceedings of the 25th Annual International Conference on Computer Science and Software Engineering.

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Official URL: http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2886444.2886484


We present a prototype for a Tangible User Interface (TUI) designed to interactively query a database. While much work has been done on TUI, showing that they encourage collaboration and positively enhance user experience, few tangible systems have been designed specifically for data analysis tasks. Our system combines a tabletop (non-digital) graspable user interface with a two-dimensional screen display; the user interrogates the data by placing tokens on or off the tabletop and the screen displays the results of the user's query. The objects are tagged using fiducial markers, which are identified with open-source ReacTIVision computer vision software, and the visualization code is written in Processing. We use radio station listenership demographic data for this prototype, but the system can be used to query any type of database.

Item Type: Conference/Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: 3d interactions, collaboration, collaborative computing, collaborative learning, collaborative work environment, data analytics, database query, data materialization, graspable user interface, human computer interaction, interface design, physical visualization, tangible computing, tangible user interface
Divisions: Research Labs > Visual Analytics Lab (VAL)
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2016 20:15
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2021 08:41
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/980

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