Experimenting and improving perception of 3d rotation-based transitions between 2d visualizations

Maxime Cordeil, Christophe Hurter, Stéphane Conversy

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Exploring a multidimensional dataset with visualization requires to transition between points of view. In order to enable users to understand transitions, visualization can employ progressive 3D rotations. However, existing implementations of progressive 3D rotation exhibit some perception problems with visualization of cluttered scene. In this paper, we present a first experiment showing how existing 3D rotation is effective for tracking marks, and that cluttered scenes actually hinder perception of rotation. Then, we propose to set the axis of rotation on the graphical marks of interest, and ran a second experiment showing that focus-centered rotation improves perception of relative arrangement.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman-Computer Interaction - INTERACT 2011 - 13th IFIP TC 13 International Conference, Proceedings
Number of pages4
Volume6949 LNCS
EditionPART 4
ISBN (Print)9783642237676
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
EventIFIP TC13 Conference on Human-Computer Interaction 2011 - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 5 Sep 20119 Sep 2011
Conference number: 13th
http://www.springer.com/us/book/9783642237676 (Conference Proceedings)

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 4
Volume6949 LNCS
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349


ConferenceIFIP TC13 Conference on Human-Computer Interaction 2011
Abbreviated titleInteract 2011
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  • 3D Rotation
  • Information Visualization
  • Navigation
  • Transition
  • Visual exploration

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