DataInk

Haijun Xia, Nathalie Henry Riche, Fanny Chevalier, Bruno De Araujo, Daniel Wigdor
2018 Extended Abstracts of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - CHI '18  
Creating whimsical, personal data visualizations remains a challenge due to a lack of tools that enable for creative visual expression while providing support to bind graphical content to data. Many data analysis and visualization creation tools target the quick generation of visual representations, but lack the functionality necessary for graphics design. Toolkits and charting libraries offer more expressive power, but require expert programming skills to achieve custom designs. In contrast,
more » ... etching affords fluid experimentation with visual shapes and layouts in a freeform manner, but requires one to manually draw every single data point. We aim to bridge the gap between these extremes. We propose DataInk, a system supports the creation of expressive data visualizations with rigorous direct manipulation via direct pen and touch input. Leveraging our commonly held skills, coupled with a novel graphical user interface, DataInk enables direct, fluid, and flexible authoring of creative data visualizations.
doi:10.1145/3170427.3186471 dblp:conf/chi/XiaRCAW18a fatcat:kmwkbhuu65awfjez3n2hrwkknq