Pantazos, Kostas3; Xu, Shangjin1; Kuhail, Mohammad Amin1; Lauesen, Søren4
1 Software Development Group, Software & Systems, The Department2 Computer Science, IT University of Copenhagen3 Software & Systems, The Department4 Software Development Group, Theoretical Computer Science, The Department
Several tools use programming approaches for developing advanced visualizations. Others can with a few steps create simple visualizations with built-in patterns, and users with limited IT experience can use them. However, it is programming and time demanding to create and customize these visualizations. We introduce uVis, a tool that allows users with advanced spreadsheet-like IT knowledge and basic database understanding to create simple as well as advanced visualizations. These users construct visualizations by combining building blocks (i.e. controls, shapes). They specify spreadsheet-like formulas for color, position, interaction, etc. A formula can refer to database fields, other building blocks, properties, etc.