Panagiotis D. Ritsos

MEng PhD Essex, FHEA

Lecturer in Visualization

Immersive Environments Lab
Visualization, Data, Modelling and
Graphics (VDMG) research group,

School of Computer Science
and Electronic Engineering,

Bangor University,
Dean Street, Bangor,
Gwynedd, UK, LL57 1UT

Towards a Formalized Process for Creating Haptic Data Visualizations

Abstract

Haptic Data Visualization (HDV) is a novel application of haptics. It provides functionality by which users touch and feel data, making it a useful tool for users with vision impairments. However, creating such visualizations usually requires programming knowledge, that support workers and tutors of blind users may not possess. To address this issue we propose a formalized process for creating HDVs using the HITPROTO [5] toolkit, which requires no programming experience. We further illustrate this process using an example HDV.

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Citation

P. D. Ritsos, S. A. Panëels, P. J. Rodgers, and J. C. Roberts, “Towards a Formalized Process for Creating Haptic Data Visualizations,” in Posters presented at the IEEE Conference on Visualization (VIS), October 15-18, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 2013.

Bibtex

@inproceedings{Ritsos-et-al-Poster-VIS2014,
  author = {Ritsos, Panagiotis D. and Pan\"eels, Sabrina A. and Rodgers, Peter J. and Roberts, Jonathan C.},
  title = {Towards a Formalized Process for Creating Haptic Data Visualizations},
  year = {2013},
  month = oct,
  booktitle = {Posters presented at the IEEE Conference on Visualization (VIS), October 15-18, Atlanta, Georgia, USA}
}

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