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Experiences in using DISCUS for visualizing human communication
Author(s): Matti Groehn; Marko Nieminen; Paeivi Haho; Riitta Smeds
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we present further improvement to the DISCUS software that can be used to record and analyze the flow and constants of business process simulation session discussion. The tool was initially introduced in 'visual data exploration and analysis IV' conference. The initial features of the tool enabled the visualization of discussion flow in business process simulation sessions and the creation of SOM analyses. The improvements of the tool consists of additional visualization possibilities that enable quick on-line analyses and improved graphical statistics. We have also created the very first interface to audio data and implemented two ways to visualize it. We also outline additional possibilities to use the tool in other application areas: these include usability testing and the possibility to use the tool for capturing design rationale in a product development process. The data gathered with DISCUS may be used in other applications, and further work may be done with data ming techniques.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 February 2000
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3960, Visual Data Exploration and Analysis VII, (28 February 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.378907
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Matti Groehn, Helsinki Univ. of Technology (Finland)
Marko Nieminen, Helsinki Univ. of Technology (Finland)
Paeivi Haho, Helsinki Univ. of Technology (Finland)
Riitta Smeds, Helsinki Univ. of Technology (Finland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3960:
Visual Data Exploration and Analysis VII
Robert F. Erbacher; Philip C. Chen; Jonathan C. Roberts; Craig M. Wittenbrink, Editor(s)

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