Interactive visualization for low literacy users: from lessons learnt to design

Kodagoda, Neesha, Wong, B. L. William ORCID:, Rooney, Chris and Khan, Nawaz (2012) Interactive visualization for low literacy users: from lessons learnt to design. In: CHI '12: proceedings of the 2012 ACM Annual Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. ACM, New York, NY, USA, pp. 1159-1168. ISBN 9781450310154. [Book Section] (doi:10.1145/2207676.2208565)


This paper aims to address the problems low literacy (LL) users face when searching for information online. The first part of this paper summarizes the problems that LL user's face, and establishes a set of design principles for interfaces suitable for LL users. This is followed by a description of how these design principles are mapped to a novel interface for interactive data retrieval. The interface was realized into a working system and evaluated against a traditional web interface for both high literacy (HL) and LL users. The suitability of the designs was analyzed using performance data, subjective feedback and an observational analysis. The findings from the study suggest that LL users perform better and prefer the proposed designs over a traditional web interface.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Conference held in Austin, TX, USA, 5-10 May 2012.
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology
A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer Science
Item ID: 9135
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Depositing User: Dr. Nawaz Khan
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2012 09:30
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2018 12:42

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