Visualization Evaluation Patterns Wiki
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Welcome to the Visualization Evaluation Patterns Wiki[]

The Visualization Evaluation Patterns Wiki is a shared repository for disseminating, discussing, and deriving patterns for how to effectively evaluate visualization systems. What is a pattern? From Christopher Alexander's seminal book "A Pattern Language" (1977), we find the following definition:

Each pattern describes a problem which occurs over and over again in our environment, and then describes the core of the solution to that problem, in such a way that you can use this solution a million times over, without ever doing it the same way twice. (Alexander et al. 1977, page x)

A visualization evaluation pattern, then, is a reusable solution to a commonly occuring problem in InfoVis evaluation. This Wiki contains a collection of such patterns organized by their abstraction level: study (high level), methodology (mid-level), or trial (low level).

This Wiki is a work in progress! Please watch this space for updates as we add the evaluation patterns we have derived so far!

Purpose[]

The purpose with the Visualization Evaluation Patterns Wiki is to provide a shared repository of evaluation patterns for visualization. This will achieve the following:

  1. Disseminate existing knowledge and experience on visualization evaluation to the broader community;
  2. Standardize the naming and vocabulary of established visualization evaluation methods in the field; and
  3. Provide a forum for members of the visualization community to contribute new patterns, or improve existing ones.

Evaluation Patterns[]

Here follows a list of the evaluation patterns presented on this Wiki:

Study-Level Patterns[]

Method-Level Patterns[]

Trial-Level Patterns[]

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