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

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Direct Annotation: A Drag-and-Drop Strategy for Labeling Photos

Ben Shneiderman and Hyunmo Kang,     Dept. of Computer Science, Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory, Institute for Advanced Computer Studies & Institute for Systems Research, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742 USA. E-mail address: ben@cs.umd.edu, kang@cs.umd.edu

Abstract

Annotating photos is such a time-consuming, tedious and error-prone data entry task that it discourages most owners of personal photo libraries. By allowing users to drag labels such as personal names from a scrolling list and drop them on a photo, we believe we can make the task faster, easier and more appealing. Since the names are entered in a database, searching for all photos of a friend or ...

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