Wednesday, February 08, 2006

BayCHI Meeting

BayCHI Monthly Program Tuesday, February 14, 2006 ...

"Visual Interfaces for Databases
Jock Mackinlay, Tableau Software

Visual interfaces and databases are success stories in the computer revolution. But their synergy has been modest, probably because visual interfaces have focused on human capabilities, while databases have focused on efficient query processing.

The success of visual interfaces started with the Graphical User Interface (GUI), which supplanted the command line interface by exploiting the power of the human visual motor system. Given advances in graphics hardware in the mid-1980s, research started on visualization, the use of interactive, visual representations of data to amplify cognition."   continued ...   (Via BayCHI)

BayCHI - User Interface Design, Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Ergonomics



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