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Web tools for rapid experimental visualization prototyping
Author(s): Jonathan W. Decker; Mark A. Livingston
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Paper Abstract

Quite often a researcher finds themselves looking at spreadsheets of high-dimensional data generated by experimental models and user studies. We can use analysis to challenge or confirm hypothesis, but unexpected results can easily be lost in the shuffle. For this reason, it would be useful to visualize the results so we can explore our data and make new discoveries. Web browsers have become increasingly capable for creating complex, multi-view applications. Javascript is quickly becoming a de facto standard for scripting, online and offline. This work demonstrates the use of web technologies as a powerful tool for rapid visualization prototyping. We have developed two prototypes: One for high-dimensional results of the abELICIT - multi-agent version of the ELICIT platform tasked with collaborating to identify the parameters of a pending attack. Another prototype displays responses to a user study on the effectiveness of multi-layer visualization techniques. We created coordinated multiple views prototypes in the Google Chrome web browser written in Javascript, CSS and HTML. We will discuss the benefits and shortcomings of this approach.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 February 2013
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8654, Visualization and Data Analysis 2013, 86540Q (4 February 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2008413
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Jonathan W. Decker, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Mark A. Livingston, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8654:
Visualization and Data Analysis 2013
Pak Chung Wong; David L. Kao; Ming C. Hao; Chaomei Chen, Editor(s)

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