Niklas Elmqvist, Ph.D.


  
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Synopsis: A novel toolkit for building mixed-presence collaborative visualization applications.

News

  • (2010-11-10) Presented at ACM ITS 2010! - KyungTae Kim presented this work at the ACM International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces 2010 in Germany!

Details

  • Start date: December, 2009

Analysts are increasingly encountering datasets that are larger and more complex than ever before. Effectively exploring such datasets requires collaboration between multiple analysts, who more often than not are distributed in time or in space. Mixed-presence groupware provide a shared workspace medium that supports this combination of colocated and distributed collaboration. However, collaborative visualization systems for such distributed settings have their own cost and are still uncommon in the visualization community. We present Hugin, a novel layer-based graphical framework for this kind of mixed-presence synchronous collaborative visualization over digital tabletop displays. The design of the framework focuses on issues like awareness and access control, while using information visualization for the collaborative data exploration on network-connected tabletops. To validate the usefulness of the framework, we also present examples of how Hugin can be used to implement new visualizations supporting these collaborative mechanisms.

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Publications

  • K. Kim, W. Javed, C. Williams, N. Elmqvist, P. Irani. Hugin: A Framework Awareness and Coordination in Mixed-Presence Collaborative Information Visualization. In Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces, pp. 231-240, 2010. [PDF] [YouTube] [SlideShare] [BibTeX] [Website]

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The Hugin Toolkit