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Experimental Evaluation of Semantic Depth of Field, a Preattentive Method for Focus+Context Visualization

This paper presents the results of a thorough user study that was performed to assess special features and the general usefulness of Semantic Depth of Field (SDOF). Semantic Depth of Field is a focus+context (F+C) technique that uses blur to point the user to the most relevant objects. SDOF was found to be an effective means for guiding the viewer’s attention and for giving him or her a quick overview of a data set.

Johann Schrammel, Verena Giller, Manfred Tscheligi, Robert Kosara, Silvia Miksch, and Helwig Hauser, Experimental Evaluation of Semantic Depth of Field, a Preattentive Method for Focus+Context Visualization, Proceedings of the Ninth IFIP TC13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (INTERACT), pp. 888–891, 2003.

bibtex
@inproceedings{Schrammel:INTERACT:2003,
	year = 2003,
	title = {Experimental Evaluation of Semantic Depth of Field, a Preattentive Method for Focus+Context Visualization},
	author = {Johann Schrammel and Verena Giller and Manfred Tscheligi and Robert Kosara and Silvia Miksch and Helwig Hauser},
	venue = {Proceedings of the Ninth IFIP TC13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (INTERACT)},
	pages = {888–891},
	abstract = {This paper presents the results of a thorough user study that was performed to assess special features and the general usefulness of Semantic Depth of Field (SDOF). Semantic Depth of Field is a focus+context (F+C) technique that uses blur to point the user to the most relevant objects. SDOF was found to be an effective means for guiding the viewer’s attention and for giving him or her a quick overview of a data set.},
}