The human is the loop: new directions for visual analytics

Alex Endert, M. Shahriar Hossain, Naren Ramakrishnan, Chris North, Patrick Fiaux, Christopher Andrews
2014 Journal of Intelligent Information Systems  
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
more » ... king loop, and outline a research agenda along with future challenges. A. Endert Pacific
doi:10.1007/s10844-014-0304-9 fatcat:mnq2g4zq6ve77cmuyq42mgb7zm