The human is the loop: new directions for visual analytics
|Title||The human is the loop: new directions for visual analytics|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2014|
|Authors||Endert, A, Hossain, SM, Ramakrishnan, N, North, C, Fiaux, P, Andrews, C|
|Journal||Journal of Intelligent Information Systems|
|Keywords||clustering, Semantic interaction, Spatialization, Storytelling, Visual Analytics|
Visual analytics is the science of marrying interactive visualizations and analytic algorithms to support exploratory knowledge discovery in large datasets. We argue for a shift from a ‘human in the loop’ philosophy for visual analytics to a ‘human is the loop’ viewpoint, where the focus is on recognizing analysts’ work processes, and seamlessly fitting analytics into that existing interactive process. We survey a range of projects that provide visual analytic support contextually in the sensemaking loop, and outline a research agenda along with future challenges.