How analysts think: sense-making strategies in the analysis of temporal evolution and criminal network structures and activities

Haider, Johanna Doppler and Seidler, Patrick and Pohl, Margit and Kodagoda, Neesha and Adderley, Rick and Wong, B. L. William (2017) How analysts think: sense-making strategies in the analysis of temporal evolution and criminal network structures and activities. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, 61 (1). pp. 193-197. ISSN 1541-9312

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Abstract

Analysis of criminal activity based on offenders’ social networks is an established procedure in intelligence analysis. The complexity of the data poses an obstacle for analysts to gauge network developments, e.g. detect emerging problems. Visualization is a powerful tool to achieve this, but it is essential to know how the analysts’ sense-making strategies can be supported most efficiently. Based on a think aloud study we identified ten cognitive strategies on a general level to be useful for designers. We also provide some examples how these strategies can be supported through appropriate visualizations.

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Notes on copyright: Johanna Doppler Haider, Patrick Seidler, Margit Pohl, Neesha Kodagoda, Rick Adderley, B. L. William Wong, How Analysts Think: Sense-making Strategies in the Analysis of Temporal Evolution and Criminal Network Structures and Activities, Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting (Vol 61, Issue 1, pp. 193 - 197). Copyright © 2017 by Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. Reprinted by permission of SAGE Publications
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Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2017 15:47
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URI: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/22600

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