Footprint & Footprint-II

Footprint & Footprint II

Led by: Ali Sarvghad
Visualizing Dimension Coverage to Support Exploratory Analysis

Footprint-II, a visual analysis history tool, was built to support coordination between analysts who worked in a different time/different place setting. The tool visualized the history of prior data explorations from three distinct angles: coverage of dimensions (e.g. Sales, Profit, Inventory Cost), coverage of data values, and the branching structure of the analysis. Our evaluation of this technique showed significant improvement in analysis coordination. Users of the tool better identified prior coverage by other and showed a greater focus on uninvestigated aspects of data.