Manipulating structured information in a visual workspace Conference Paper uri icon


  • This paper describes the VITE system, a visual workspace that supports two-way mapping for projecting structured information to a two-dimensional workspace and updating the structured information based on user interactions in the workspace. This is related to information visualization, but reflecting visual edits in the structured data requires a two-way mapping from data to visualization and from visualization to data. VITE provides users with an interface for designing two-way mappings. Mappings are reusable on different datasets and may be switched within a task. An evaluation of VITE was conducted to study how people use two-way mapping and how two-way mapping can help in problem solving tasks. The results show that users could quickly design visual mappings to help their problem-solving tasks. Users developed more sophisticated strategies for visual problem-solving over time.

published proceedings

  • UIST (User Interface Software and Technology): Proceedings of the ACM Symposium

author list (cited authors)

  • Hsieh, H., & Shipman, F. M.

complete list of authors

  • Hsieh, H||Shipman, FM

publication date

  • December 2002