Click and Brush: A Novel Way of Finding Correlations and Relationships in Visualizations

Wright, Michael A.E. and Roberts, Jonathan C. (2005) Click and Brush: A Novel Way of Finding Correlations and Relationships in Visualizations. In: Lever, Louise and McDerby, Mary, eds. Proceedings of Theory and Practice of Computer Graphics 2005. Eurographics Association, Canterbury, United Kingdom pp. 179-186. ISBN 3-905673-56-8. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Brushing is a commonly used interaction technique that allows users to select items or an area of the visualization as the user moves the mouse. Brushing is often used with multiple views, where any co-related information is simultaneously highlighted in these linked views. Brushing is a direct manipulation technique where interaction is performed directly with the visualization. Similar effects can be engendered through indirect manipulation, using dynamic query sliders. In fact, such indirect manipulation can be more effective as the user is able to both highlight and constrain interesting features. In this paper we present a new brushing technique, called `Click and Brush', that allows the user to both highlight correlations and constrain intersections in the data using direct manipulation. Users are able to highlight data (brush), fix this subset (click) and explore further intersections (subsets) of this data through further brushing operations.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
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Uncontrolled keywords: Brushing, Direct Manipulation, Compound Brushes, Visualization, Exploration
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Computing > Applied and Interdisciplinary Informatics Group
Depositing User: Mark Wheadon
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2008 18:03
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2008 12:11
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