Yvonne Dittrich, Margaret Burnett, Anders Mørch, David Redmiles
1 Department of IT Management, Copenhagen Business School2 IT-Universitetet i København
This paper investigates End-User Development of Information Visualization. More specifically, we investigated how existing visualization tools allow end-user developers to construct visualizations. End-user developers have some developing or scripting skills to perform relatively advanced tasks such as data manipulation, but no formal training in programming. 18 visualization tools were surveyed from an enduser developer perspective. The results of this survey study show that end-user developers need better tools to create and modify custom visualizations. A closer collaboration between End-User Development and Information Visualization researchers could contribute towards the development of better tools to support custom visualizations. In addition, as empirical evaluations of these tools are lacking both research communities should focus more on this aspect. The study serves as a starting point towards the engagement of end-user developers in visualization development.
Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2013, p. 104-119
End-User Development; Information Visualization; Visualization Tools