Publication: Why Expressiveness Matters in Command & Control Visualizations

Crisis command centres often gather data from disparate locations and collect it for visualization on a large, shared screen. However, the resulting visualization often lacks expressiveness: it fails to express nuanced mediating characteristics about the information, such as specificity, urgency, awareness, or reliability. We suggest that our previous work on creating expressive realtime embodiments can inform the design of crisis management embodiments on large displays, improving communication and decision-making. We make several recommendations for future research directions.

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Aaron Genest
University of Saskatchewan
Scott Bateman
University of New Brunswick
Anthony Tang Stacey Scott
Carl Gutwin
University of Saskatchewan

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Genest, A.M., Bateman, S., Tang, A., Scott, S., Gutwin, C. 2012. Why Expressiveness Matters in Command & Control Visualizations. In ACM CSCW Workshop on Crisis Informatics, Workshop organized by Volkmar Pipek, Jonas Landgren, and Leysia Palen..

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@inproceedings {260-ExpressivenessInCrisisInformatics,
author= {Aaron Genest and Scott Bateman and Anthony Tang and Stacey Scott and Carl Gutwin},
title= {Why Expressiveness Matters in Command & Control Visualizations},
booktitle= {ACM CSCW Workshop on Crisis Informatics},
year= {2012},
note= {Workshop organized by Volkmar Pipek, Jonas Landgren, and Leysia Palen.}
}