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Blended Interaction for Information Visualization

This is a completed project.


Thinking about interaction in information visualizations from the perspective of blended interaction may provide new freedoms that allow people to think about digital information in ways that fit more closely with their existing everyday thinking practises. We have performed two studies to gain a better understanding of everyday visual thinking practises and one study that investigates the use of multitouch-and-sketch-based interactions for creating basic visualizations. We highlight results from these studies that are particularly relevant to a discussion of blended interaction.



Illustration of selected hand positions used by participants in our study.