Thoughts on User Studies: Why, How, and When


In crafting today’s visualizations, we often design and evaluate methods by presenting results informally to potential users. No matter how efficient a visualization technique may be, or how well motivated from theory, if it doesn’t convey information effectively, it’s of little use.
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Robert Kosara, Christopher G. Healey, Victoria Interrante, David H. Laidlaw, Colin Ware,
Thoughts on User Studies: Why, How, and When,
IEEE Computer Graphics & Applications (CG&A), Visualization Viewpoints, vol. 23, no. 4, pp. 20–25, 2003.