Using micro-visualisations to support faceted filtering of recommender results

Gerwald Tschinkel, Robert Hafner, Peter Hasitschka, Vedran Sabol

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Faceted search is a well known and broadly implemented paradigm for filtering information with various types of structured information. In this paper we introduce a multiple-view faceted interface, consisting of one main visualisation for exploring the data and multiple miniaturised visualisations showing the filters. The Recommendation Dashboard tool provides several interactive visualisations for analysing recommender results along various faceted dimensions specific to cultural heritage and scientific content. As our aim is to reduce the user load and optimise the use of screen area, we permit only one main visualisation to be visible at a time, and introduce the concept of micro-visualisations - small, simplified views conveying only the necessary information - to provide natural, easy to understand representation of the the active filter set.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2016 20th International Conference Information Visualisation, IV 2016
EditorsEbad Banissi, Urska Cvek, Chun-Cheng Lin, Francis T. Marchese, Chi Man Pun, Theodor G. Wyeld, Mark W. McK. Bannatyne, John Counsell, Marjan Trutschl, Fatma Bouali, Remo Burkhard, John Counsell, Anna Ursyn, Gilles Venturini, Georges Grinstein, Feng Lin, Martin J. Eppler, Wei Dong Huang, Sebastian Kernbach, Muhammad Sarfraz, Jian J. Zhang
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781467389426
Publication statusPublished - 31 Aug 2016
Event20th International Conference on Information Visualisation: IV 2016 - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 19 Jul 201622 Jul 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on Information Visualisation
ISSN (Print)1093-9547


Conference20th International Conference on Information Visualisation


  • Faceted Filtering
  • Micro-Visualisations
  • Multiple Views
  • Recommendation Visualisation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Signal Processing
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition


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