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Carl Gutwin, University of Saskatchewan, Canada


Battle of the bulge: the usability of fisheye views


Archway 2 - 1:00 pm, Friday 30 March


Although fisheye views and other distortion-oriented presentations have long been showpieces of information visualization, they have not found their way into common usage. A few minutes experience with one of these systems suggests that although they are visually striking, they are also strikingly awkward to use. In this talk, I will review a research program that set out to determine whether fisheye views can be usable tools for exploring information and interacting with data, or whether they are an infoviz trinket that should be returned to the mantelpiece whenever the real work starts.

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