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The Craft of Information Visualization by Ben Shneiderman, Benjamin B. Bederson

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DYNAMIC QUERIES FOR VISUAL INFORMATION SEEKING

Dynamic queries let users “fly through” databases by adjusting widgets and viewing the animated results. In studies, users reacted to this approach with an enthusiasm more commonly associated with video games. Adoption requires research into retrieval and display algorithms and user-interface design.

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The purpose of computing is insight, not numbers. — Richard Hamming, 1962

BEN SHNEIDERMAN University of Maryland at College Pork

Some innovations restructure the way people think and work. My experience with dynamic-query interfaces suggests that they are dramatically different from existing ...

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