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Improvisational interfaces for visualization construction and scalar function sketching Chao, William O.


Presentations are an important aspect of daily communication in most organizations. As sketch, and gesture-capable interfaces such as tablets and smart boards become increasingly common, they open up new possibilities for interacting with presentations. This thesis explores two new interface prototypes to improve upon otherwise tedious presentation needs such as demonstrating models based on scalar functions, and visualization of data. We combine a spreadsheet style interface with sketching of scalar mathematical functions to develop and demonstrate intuitive mathematical models without the need of coding or complex equations. We also explore sketch and gesture based creation of data visualizations.

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