Getting the Query Right: User Interface Design of Analysis Platforms for Crisis Research


BARRENECHEA M., ANDERSON K. M. , Aydin A. A. , HAKEEM M., JAMBI S.

15th International Conference on Web Engineering (ICWE), Rotterdam, Hollanda, 23 - 25 Haziran 2015, cilt.9114, ss.547-564 identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 9114
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/978-3-319-19890-3_35
  • Basıldığı Şehir: Rotterdam
  • Basıldığı Ülke: Hollanda
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.547-564

Özet

Web-based data analysis environments are powerful platforms for exploring large data sets. To ensure that these environments meet the needs of analysts, a human-centered perspective is needed. Interfaces to these platforms should provide flexible search, support user-generated content, and enable collaboration. We report on our efforts to design and develop a web interface for a custom analytics platform-EPIC Analyze-which provides interactive search over large Twitter data sets collected during crisis events. We performed seven think-aloud sessions with researchers who regularly analyze crisis data sets and compiled their feedback. They identified a need for a "big picture" view of an event, flexible exporting capabilities, and user-defined coding schemes. Adding these features allowed EPIC Analyze to meet the needs of these analysts and enable exploratory research on crisis data.