Categorisation of visualisation methods to support the design of Human-Computer Interaction Systems
Li, K.; Tiwari, A.; Alcock, J.; Bermell-Garcia, P.
Applied Ergonomics 55: 85-107
ISSN/ISBN: 1872-9126 PMID: 26995039 DOI: 10.1016/j.apergo.2016.01.009
During the design of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) systems, the creation of visual artefacts forms an important part of design. On one hand producing a visual artefact has a number of advantages: it helps designers to externalise their thought and acts as a common language between different stakeholders. On the other hand, if an inappropriate visualisation method is employed it could hinder the design process. To support the design of HCI systems, this paper reviews the categorisation of visualisation methods used in HCI. A keyword search is conducted to identify a) current HCI design methods, b) approaches of selecting these methods. The resulting design methods are filtered to create a list of just visualisation methods. These are then categorised using the approaches identified in (b). As a result 23 HCI visualisation methods are identified and categorised in 5 selection approaches (The Recipient, Primary Purpose, Visual Archetype, Interaction Type, and The Design Process).