iVoLVER

Gonzalo Gabriel Méndez, Miguel A. Nacenta, Sebastien Vandenheste

Overview

iVoLVER, the Interactive Visual Language for Visualization Extraction and Reconstruction,  was created by Gonzalo Gabriel Méndez, Miguel A. Nacenta, and Sebastien Vandenheste.

iVoLVER is a web-based, pen and touch system that graphically supports the construction of interactive visualizations and allows the extraction of data from different types of digital artifacts and photographs. Together, these features enable the creation of visualizations from data that is not structured in traditional formats without the need of textual programming.

iVoLVER is designed to enable flexible acquisition of many types of data (text, colors, shapes, quantities, dates) from multiple source types (bitmap charts, web pages, photographs, SVGs, CSV files) and, within the same canvas, supports transformation of that data through simple widgets to construct interactive animated visuals. Aside from the tool, which is web-based and designed for pen and touch, this project contributes the design of the interactive visual language and widgets for extraction, transformation, and representation of data.

Publications

Gonzalo Gabriel Méndez, Miguel A. Nacenta & Sebastien Vandenheste. 2016. iVoLVER: Interactive Visual Language for Visualization Extraction and Reconstruction. Proceedings of the ACM CHI conference on Human factors in computing systems. ACM, New York, NY, USA.

Gonzalo Gabriel Méndez & Miguel A. Nacenta. 2016. Constructing Interactive Visualizations with iVoLVER. In Proceedings of the ACM Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems . ACM, New York, NY, USA. 4 pages.

Links

The iVoLVER official website is available at http://volver.cs.st-andrews.ac.uk.