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Supporting historical research through user-centered visual analytics

Boukhelifa , Nadia; Giannisakis , Emmanouil; Dimara , Evanthia; Willett , Wesley; Fekete , Jean-Daniel;
Open Access English
  • Published: 25 May 2015
  • Publisher: HAL CCSD
  • Country: France
International audience; In this paper we describe the development and evaluation of a visual analytics tool to support historical research. Historians continuously gather data related to their scholarly research from archival visits and background search. Organising and making sense of all this data can be challenging as many historians continue to rely on analog or basic digital tools. We built an integrated note-taking environment for historians which unifies a set of func-tionalities we identified as important for historical research including editing, tagging, searching, sharing and visualization. Our approach was to involve users from the initial stage of b...
free text keywords: User Interfaces, User-centered design, computer science, human computer interaction, [ SDV ] Life Sciences [q-bio], User Interfaces;User-centered design;computer science;human computer interaction, [INFO.INFO-HC]Computer Science [cs]/Human-Computer Interaction [cs.HC]
Funded by
Collaborative EuropeaN Digital/Archival Infrastructure
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 284432
  • Funding stream: FP7 | SP4 | INFRA

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