Designing Introductory Materials for Information Visualization



These Information Visualization Guides (IVGs) were used to introduce a novel visualization to a novice participant. A comprehension test was then conducted to measure how much the participant learned from the IVG. The learning effect of the IVG types were compared for all participants, across four different types of visualization. Below, we provide the IVGs and comprehension tests for all combinations of four visualization types, and the four IVG types. The fifth IVG type used in the study, NoEx, was identical to the existing types but did not contain any exercise questions. For more information, see the project page: Designing Introductory Materials for Information Visualization.

Scatterplot

Passive + Bottom-up
Passive + Top-Down
Active + Bottom-up
Active + Top-Down

Storyline

Passive + Bottom-up
Passive + Top-Down
Active + Bottom-up
Active + Top-Down

Treemap

Passive + Bottom-up
Passive + Top-Down
Active + Bottom-up
Active + Top-Down

Graph

Passive + Bottom-up
Passive + Top-Down
Active + Bottom-up
Active + Top-Down