Alan Dix - research topics

Interactive visualisation

I'm particularly interested in the effects of time and interactivity on information visualisation. One facet of this is the concept of temporal fusion, the use of time to accomplish data fusion

Geoff Ellis and I have been working on adding of interaction to standard paper respresentations to generate new interactive visualisations. For an example of this see the Java demo of dancing histograms.

More recently Geoff and I have worked on using random sampling to help visualisation of large datasets.

See also my pages on:
temporal issues in interface design including delays and related issues
in praise of randomness - the ubiquity and power of randomness in computing
little things matter - issues in the design of individual interface widgets.

Some papers

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