Showcase Browsing with Texttiles 2.0 and BubbleLines

  • Alejandro Giacometti Department of Medical Physics & Bioengineering at University College London
  • Stan Ruecker Institute of Design, Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Carlos Fioirentino Department of Art & Design, University of Alberta
Keywords: Showcase browsing, Texttiles 2.0, BubbleLines, Application Programming Interface, Visualization tools, Rich-prospect browsing, Collection management

Abstract

In this article, we argue that it is possible to effectively expand interactions with a subset of a collection of text files by using an online interface based on rich-prospect browsing principles, coupled with task-specific visualization tools. In this context, we will present the revisions carried out to create the next iteration of the Texttiles browser, based on results from a user study in 2009. These changes have produced a much more flexible platform for showcasing significant items in text collections, based on user selections of display details, arrangement of items into groups, and annotation marks. In addition, we introduce BubbleLines, an interactive visualization that sits on the Texttiles 2.0 Application Programming Interface (API) and allows users to see search results across multiple documents simultaneously.

Author Biographies

Alejandro Giacometti, Department of Medical Physics & Bioengineering at University College London
Alejandro Giacometti is Doctoral Research Student in the Department of Medical Physics & Bioengineering at University College London, 2nd Floor, Medical Physics, Malet Place Engineering Building, Gower Street, London, UK WC1E 6BT
Stan Ruecker, Institute of Design, Illinois Institute of Technology
Stan Ruecker is Associate Professor at the Institute of Design, Illinois Institute of Technology, 350 North La Salle Street, 4th Floor, Chicago, IL, USA 60610
Carlos Fioirentino, Department of Art & Design, University of Alberta
Carlos Fiorentino is Instructor in the Department of Art & Design at the University of Alberta, 3-71A FAB, Edmonton, AB, Canada T6G 2C9
Published
2012-09-04
Section
Articles