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Evaluating the effectiveness of visualization techniques for schematic diagrams in maintenance tasks

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Evaluating the effectiveness of visualization techniques for schematic diagrams in maintenance tasks
In order to perform daily maintenance and repair tasks in complex electrical and mechanical systems, technicians commonly utilize a large number of diagrams and documents detailing system properties in both electronic and print formats. In electronic document views, users typically are only provided with traditional pan and zoom features; however, recent advances in information visualization and illustrative rendering styles should allow users to analyze documents in a more timely and accurate fashion. In this paper, we evaluate the effectiveness of rendering techniques focusing on methods of document/diagram highlighting, distortion, and navigation while preserving contextual information between related diagrams. We utilize our previously developed interactive visualization system (SDViz) for technical diagrams for a series of quantitative studies and an in-field evaluation of the system in terms of usability and usefulness. In the quantitative studies, subjects perform small tasks t...
SungYe Kim, Insoo Woo, Ross Maciejewski, David S.
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Type Conference
Year 2010
Where APGV
Authors SungYe Kim, Insoo Woo, Ross Maciejewski, David S. Ebert, Timothy D. Ropp, Krystal M. Thomas
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