Talks and Poster Presentations (with Proceedings-Entry):
S. Kriglstein, M. Pohl, N. Suchy, J. Gärtner, T. Gschwandtner, S. Miksch:
"Experiences and Challenges with Evaluation Methods in Practice: A Case Study";
Talk: Fifth Workshop on Beyond Time and Errors: Novel Evaluation Methods for Visualization (BELIV 2014),
2014-11-10; in: "Proceedings of the Fifth Workshop on Beyond Time and Errors: Novel Evaluation Methods for Visualization (BELIV 2014)",
ACM digital library,
The development of information visualizations for companies poses specific challenges, especially for evaluation processes. It is advisable to test these visualizations under realistic circumstances. Because of various constraints, this can be quite difficult. In this paper, we discuss three different methods which can be used to conduct evaluations in companies. These methods are appropriate for different stages in the software life cycle (design phase, development, deployment) and reflect an iterative approach in evaluation. Based on an overview of available evaluation methods we argue that this combination of fairly lightweight methods is especially appropriate for evaluations of information visualizations in companies. These methods complement each other and emphasize different aspects of the evaluation. Based on this case study, we try to generalize our lessons learned from our experiences of conducting evaluations in this context.
Paper prototype, focus group, log file analysis
Electronic version of the publication:
Project Head Silvia Miksch:
CVAST: Centre for Visual Analytics Science and Technology (Laura Bassi Centre of Expertise)
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