Visualization Evaluation of
the Masses, by the Masses,
and for the Masses.
Jeffrey Heer Stanford University
A sick chart?
For most visualizations today an
    unsettling question remains:
Is there a more effective design?
Two Ideas…
An Analytic Framework for
Visualization Criticism
Cost-Effective Evaluation
Techniques: Crowdsourced
Experiment...
Andy Baio - Waxy.org
Andy Baio - Waxy.org
Cleveland & McGill, 1984




Stimuli for position encodings.
Task: estimate % smaller element is of the larger
Area Judgment Stimuli




on encodings.
Task: estimate % smaller element is of the larger
Cleveland & McGill, 1984 (Lab Study)




Heer & Bostock, 2010 (Crowdsourced Study)
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Presenter: Jeffrey Heer
BELIV 2010 Workshop
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Visualization Evaluation of the Masses, by the Masses, and for the Masses.

  1. 1. Visualization Evaluation of the Masses, by the Masses, and for the Masses. Jeffrey Heer Stanford University
  2. 2. A sick chart?
  3. 3. For most visualizations today an unsettling question remains: Is there a more effective design?
  4. 4. Two Ideas… An Analytic Framework for Visualization Criticism Cost-Effective Evaluation Techniques: Crowdsourced Experimentation
  5. 5. Andy Baio - Waxy.org
  6. 6. Andy Baio - Waxy.org
  7. 7. Cleveland & McGill, 1984 Stimuli for position encodings. Task: estimate % smaller element is of the larger
  8. 8. Area Judgment Stimuli on encodings. Task: estimate % smaller element is of the larger
  9. 9. Cleveland & McGill, 1984 (Lab Study) Heer & Bostock, 2010 (Crowdsourced Study)
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