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Value Bars: an information visualization and navigation tool for multi-attribute listings and tables

dc.contributor.authorChimera, Richarden_US
dc.description.abstractThe "value bar" provides an overview of a large listing with multiple, quantifiable attributes. Value bars are a cross between scrollbars and space efficient stacked bar charts. A space-filling algorithm assigns relatively sized regions in the value bar according to items' attribute values. In a glance users can discern the distribution of attribute values of the entire listing. Navigation features provide quick identification and in-context fisheye views of listing items. Many value bars can be created to compare distributions of the same items over different attributes. A usability study showed value bars are easy to use and understand. Value bars can be added to applications involving directory listings, databases and their search results, tables of contents, stock market tables, medical information, etc. (Also cross-referenced as CAR-TR-589)en_US
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dc.relation.ispartofseriesUM Computer Science Department; CS-TR-2773en_US
dc.titleValue Bars: an information visualization and navigation tool for multi-attribute listings and tablesen_US
dc.typeTechnical Reporten_US
dc.relation.isAvailableAtDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.relation.isAvailableAtUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.relation.isAvailableAtTech Reports in Computer Science and Engineeringen_US
dc.relation.isAvailableAtComputer Science Department Technical Reportsen_US

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