Assessing and improving 3D rotation transition in dense visualizations

Maxime Cordeil, Christophe Hurter, Stéphane Conversy, Mickaël Causse

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When visually exploring a multidimensional dataset with a 2D visualization (e.g. scatterplots), us-ers may switch views with a smooth 3D rotation. We identified three expected benefits of such transitions: tracking graphical marks, understanding their relative arrangements, and perceiving structural elements. We studied existing implementations of progressive 3D rotation and found problems that prevent those benefits when dealing with dense scenes. To address this issue, we propose an improvement by wisely placing the rotation axis. We performed two controlled experi-ments, which confirm the expected benefits and validate our improvements to the technique. Based on these experiment results, we describe a set of interaction techniques to control the rota-tion axis placement and apply them to the exploration of aircraft data.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHCI 2013 - 27th International British Computer Society Human Computer Interaction Conference: The Internet of Things
PublisherBritish Computer Society
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9780000000002
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
EventBritish Computer Society Conference on Human-Computer Interaction 2013: The Internet of Things - Brunel University, London, United Kingdom
Duration: 9 Sept 201313 Sept 2013
Conference number: 27th


ConferenceBritish Computer Society Conference on Human-Computer Interaction 2013
Abbreviated titleHCI 2013
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
OtherThe 27th International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference was organised by the School of Information Systems, Computing and Mathematics at Brunel University in conjunction with BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT. The conference was held on campus at Brunel University from Monday 9 September to Friday 13 September.

The conference theme was ‘The Internet of Things’ and the challenges it holds for HCI researchers. As you will hopefully agree when you look through these proceedings, this focus provided us with a set of papers that highlighted the diversity and richness of HCI research in the UK and internationally for such a topical area of debate. Papers were presented on topics such as: design methods, sustainability, HCI and education, social media, mobile design, user characteristics, HCI in the work place and innovative interaction styles.
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  • Animated transitions
  • Information visualization
  • Visual exploration

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