shapeSIFT: Evaluating InfoVis Tools for Eco-Conscious Design

Devarajan Ramanujan, William Z. Bernstein, Karthik Ramani, Devadatta M. Kulkarni, Jeffrey Tew

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In this paper, we present the methodology and results from the evaluation of shapeSIFT: a multi-dimensional visualization tool for exploring part repositories in the context of ecoconscious design. The goals of this work are twofold, to create a categorization scheme for user evaluation methods specific to information visualization tools in eco-conscious design, and to formulate a user study for the shapeSIFT interface based on the developed categorization scheme. Our proposed scheme categorizes user evaluation methods based on two axes, (a) focus of the conducted user evaluation, and (b) development stage of the tool being evaluated. This scheme was used as the basis for conducting a guided formative expert review of the shapeSIFT interface with five domain experts in an industry setting. In this study we gathered experts' comments, feedback, and usage behaviors, while they used the shapeSIFT interface to perform tasks reflective of real-world design practices. Results from the study show that shapeSIFT was easy-to-use and effective for part selection in the context of redesign. Motivated by these positive preliminary results, we intend to improve the shapeSIFT interface and conduct follow-up studies with a larger pool of designers.

Titel21st Design for Manufacturing and the Life Cycle Conference; 10th International Conference on Micro- and Nanosystems
Antal sider11
ForlagAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Publikationsdatoaug. 2016
ISBN (Trykt) 978-0-7918-5014-5
ISBN (Elektronisk)9780791850145
StatusUdgivet - aug. 2016
Udgivet eksterntJa
BegivenhedASME 2016 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference - Charlotte, USA
Varighed: 21 aug. 201624 aug. 2016


KonferenceASME 2016 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference


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