Visual Data Analysis in Device Ecologies

Tom Horak.
In: . Qucosa - Technische Universität Dresden, 2021. Ph.D. Thesis


Device ecologies can enable more flexible workflows for visual data analysis by incorporating the devices that are most suited for the current situation and handle the overall interface in a more natural way. Further, device ecologies can be available and set up anywhere, anytime. The work presented in this thesis contributes to different aspects relevant for supporting visual data analysis in device ecologies: Responsive visualization design can provide more flexible data representations that can be used on a wide range of devices and contexts. Incorporating device roles for providing interaction and visualization concepts allows to better support specific analysis workflows within a used device ensemble. And, novel interaction concepts in combination with automated optimizations allow to handle and simplify the dynamic aspects of device ecologies for analysts.


    author = {Tom Horak},
    title = {Visual Data Analysis in Device Ecologies},
    year = {2021},
    month = {7},
    location = {Dresden},
    numpages = {283},
    url = {},
    publisher = {Qucosa - Technische Universit\"{a}t Dresden}