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Visualizing computer lab usage at Indiana University, Bloomington
Author(s): Kristin Hanks; Matthew Henry; Jamison E. Judd; Kynthia Brunette
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Paper Abstract

Understanding usage patterns of various university resources is important when making budget and departmental allocations. Computer labs are one of the most highly used classrooms on campus. In order to best make use of them, IT professionals must know how the variables of platform, seat count, lab location, and departmental association might influence usage patterns. After conducting user studies and developing and getting feedback on several iterations of visualizations the client's goals were discussed. Key goals in this process include seeing trends over time, detailed usage reports, aggregate data viewing, and being able to detect outliers. Four visualization techniques, consisting of geospatial maps, tree maps, radial maps, and spectrum maps were created to handle these goals. It is evident that a number of different visualizing techniques are needed, including static and interactive versions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 January 2007
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6495, Visualization and Data Analysis 2007, 64950T (29 January 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.704272
Show Author Affiliations
Kristin Hanks, Indiana Univ., Bloomington (United States)
Matthew Henry, Indiana Univ., Bloomington (United States)
Jamison E. Judd, Columbia Univ. (United States)
Kynthia Brunette, Indiana Univ., Bloomington (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6495:
Visualization and Data Analysis 2007
Robert F. Erbacher; Jonathan C. Roberts; Matti T. Gröhn; Katy Börner, Editor(s)

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