VisPorter: Visual Analytics for Display Ecology

The multiplicity of computing and display devices currently available presents new opportunities for how visual analytics is performed. One of the significant inherent challenges that comes with the use of multiple and varied types of displays for visual analytics is sharing and subsequent integration of information among different devices. Multiple devices enable analysts to employ and extend visual space for working with visualizations, but it requires users to switch intermittently between activities and foci of interest over different workspaces. We present a visual analytics system, VisPorter, developed for use in a multiple display and device environment. VisPorter enables seamless cross-device interaction experience between activities and information through lightweight touch interactions and allows multiple displays and devices to be fluidly connected for sensemaking.

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