The Proceedings of the workshop are now online!

November 13, 2011 in Kobe, Japan

Co-located with ITS 2011, the ACM International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces.

Dexis 2011 focuses on the use of interactive surfaces for visual data exploration. Interactive tabletops and surfaces provide rich opportunities for data visualization and analysis, and consequently are used more and more in such settings. They provide benefits in various ways, e.g.,

  • Data can be accessed and analyzed anywhere and at any time (e.g., on tablets or on public displays),
  • Novel visualization designs and interaction experiences contribute to a rich user experience, promoting the use of visualization systems even to non-experts, and
  • Data analysis is increasingly turning into a collaborative process, and interactive surfaces offer promising possibilities for computer-supported collaborative analysis.

Despite these benefits, much remains to be learned about the effects of providing a visual data exploration experience on interactive surfaces: Interactive surfaces often come in the forms of larger screens, smaller screens, more screens, higher pixel counts, and multiple simultaneous inputs, all of which create demanding challenges for visualization and interaction designers. In addition, we need to learn more about designing surface-based visualization systems with a high user experience, find out about scenarios that are suited for such systems, and unveil the added value of surface-based visualization applications in realistic settings.

Together, we will discuss research dedicated to visualization systems for interactive surfaces, define open research questions in the field, and develop a research agenda aiming to shape future research in the field.

If you are interested in participating in this workshop, have a look at our call for participation.

Petra Isenberg, Sheelagh Carpendale, Tobias Hesselmann, Tobias Isenberg, Bongshin Lee (Workshop Organizers)


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