Richard Arias-Hernández, John Dill, Brian Fisher, Tera Green
Defined as "The science of analytical reasoning supported by interactive visual interfaces" , visual analytics provides a scientific perspective on human interaction with complex graphical displays. Its goal is to support human decision making in situations characterized by complex "wicked problems" in diverse application domains. This article discusses the ways in which visual analytics research contributes to ongoing efforts in human computer interaction that address cognitive task performance and how it is affected by highly interactive "human-information discourse" with visualization of data, information, and knowledge. Our conclusion is that the challenges posed by visual analytics will require HCI practitioners…
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