When David Meets Goliath: Combining Smartwatches with a Large Vertical Display for Visual Data Exploration

Tom Horak, Sriram Karthik Badam, Niklas Elmqvist, Raimund Dachselt.
In: Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. ACM, 19:1-19:13, 2018.
CHI '18 Conference Paper Honorable Mention Award
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Abstract

We explore the combination of smartwatches and a large interactive display to support visual data analysis. These two extremes of interactive surfaces are increasingly popular, but feature different characteristics—display and input modalities, personal/public use, performance, and portability.

In this paper, we first identify possible roles for both devices and the interplay between them through an example scenario. We then propose a conceptual framework to enable analysts to explore data items, track interaction histories, and alter visualization configurations through mechanisms using both devices in combination.

We validate an implementation of our framework through a formative evaluation and a user study. The results show that this device combination, compared to just a large display, allows users to develop complex insights more fluidly by leveraging the roles of the two devices. Finally, we report on the interaction patterns and interplay between the devices for visual exploration as observed during our study.

Honorable Mention

We are really happy and proud that we have received an Honorable Mention award (top 5%) for this work at CHI 2018!

Video

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Talk & Demo at ACM CHI 2018 in Montreal, Canada

We will present the paper at the ACM CHI 2018 conference in the Visualization Beyond the Desktop & Visual Privacy session at 4pm on Tuesday (Apr 24). Additionally, we’ll show our prototype as a demonstration on Monday evening (Apr 23).

Project Page

Detailed information can also be found at our project page: imld.de/david-meets-goliath.

Bibtex

@InProceedings{Horak2018,
    author    = {Tom Horak and Sriram Karthik Badam and Niklas Elmqvist and Raimund Dachselt},
    title     = {When David Meets Goliath: Combining Smartwatches with a Large Vertical Display for Visual Data Exploration},
    booktitle = {Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems},
    year      = {2018},
    pages    = {19:1--19:13},
    location  = {Montreal, QC, Canada},
    doi       = {10.1145/3173574.3173593},
    publisher = {ACM},
 }