Fostering comparisons: Designing an interactive exhibit that visualizes marine animal behaviors

Chien Hsin Hsueh, Jacqueline Chu, Kwan-Liu Ma, Joyce Ma, Jennifer Frazier

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Abstract

We share our challenges and lessons learned in designing our exhibit prototype that encourages museum visitors to learn about marine animal behaviors through interactive visualization and data exploration. Our intent is to have visitors draw comparisons between animal behaviors, similarly to how scientists would, to make insights and discoveries. In our efforts, we have designed a set of visual encodings around the Tagging of Pelagic Predator (TOPP) data set to create the appropriate abstractions of this rich and complex field data. We have incorporated Multiple External Representations (MERs) and tangible user interfaces (TUIs) to provide a complementary representation of the data and promote self-learning. Through the formative evaluation, we can identify a few strengths and weaknesses of our prototype design. Our evaluation results suggest that we are progressing in the right direction - we observed the public making some comparisons and inferences - but still require further design iterations to improve our visualization exhibit.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2016 IEEE Pacific Visualization Symposium, PacificVis 2016 - Proceedings
EditorsChuck Hansen, Ivan Viola, Xiaoru Yuan
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages259-263
Number of pages5
Volume2016-May
ISBN (Electronic)9781509014514
DOIs
StatePublished - May 4 2016
Event9th IEEE Pacific Visualization Symposium, PacificVis 2016 - Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: Apr 19 2016Apr 22 2016

Other

Other9th IEEE Pacific Visualization Symposium, PacificVis 2016
CountryTaiwan, Province of China
CityTaipei
Period4/19/164/22/16

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Software

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    Hsueh, C. H., Chu, J., Ma, K-L., Ma, J., & Frazier, J. (2016). Fostering comparisons: Designing an interactive exhibit that visualizes marine animal behaviors. In C. Hansen, I. Viola, & X. Yuan (Eds.), 2016 IEEE Pacific Visualization Symposium, PacificVis 2016 - Proceedings (Vol. 2016-May, pp. 259-263). [7465282] IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/PACIFICVIS.2016.7465282