Section: Partnerships and Cooperations

National Initiatives

ANR FITOC: From Individual To Collaborative Visual Analytics

Participants : Petra Isenberg [correspondant] , Jean-Daniel Fekete, Pierre Dragicevic, Pascal Goffin, Wesley Willett.

The goal of this project is to help bringing collaboration to existing individual visual data analysis work. It is situated in the domain of information visualization, a subdomain of computer science, but views and tries to support data analysis as a social process. The work is motivated by the fact that a large amount of data analysis work is conducted by individuals in isolated tool, such as Excel, R, SPSS, Tableau, and others. Synthesis and sharing of the results then happens in another set of tools such as notes, email, or office documents. The research is situated in the domain of visualization which has a long tradition of building tools and techniques for individual data analysis. Currently there are technological innovations under way to help people analyze data together, but there is still a disconnect between the two modes of data analysis (collaborative and individual). In this project, we want to find ways in which information can best be used and shared visually while transitioning between individual and collaborative data analysis activities.

The project ended in July, 2016.