Visualive: Representing Synchronized Visualization Interactions

Rupayan Neogy, Emily Hu, Arvind Satyanarayan

The Visualive synchronized visualization system. Left: several users are interacting simultaneously with the view, with the current user following another user as they brush and zoom into the visualization. Right: the viewing user has hovered over a remote user’s bubble, resulting in the appearance of the purple tracking window that represents the remote user’s screen area.

Abstract

Visualization researchers have begun exploring real-time visualization synchronization, but the focus has been on the technology supporting such synchronizations, and very little research looks at the front-end. In this paper, we present Visualive, an exploration of the representation of real-time users in the space of a visualization. Visualive represents online users by embedding dynamic color-coded widgets within a visualization, allowing viewers to easily identify remote actions being performed without leaving the context of a visualization. Visualive is an initial dive into merging collaboration and synchronization with data visualization without compromising on the latter experience.

Citation

Visualive: Representing Synchronized Visualization Interactions

Rupayan Neogy, Emily Hu, Arvind Satyanarayan

IEEE InfoVis Posters, 2019.

Bibtex

@inproceedings{2019-towards-visualive,
 title = {{Visualive: Representing Synchronized Visualization Interactions}},
 author = {Rupayan Neogy AND Emily Hu AND Arvind Satyanarayan},
 booktitle = {IEEE InfoVis Posters},
 year = {2019},
 url = {http://vis.csail.mit.edu/pubs/towards-visualive}
}

Materials