Authors: Haeyong Chung, Chris North, Sarang Joshi, Jian Chen
Abstract: The current proliferation of large displays and mobile devices presents a number of exciting opportunities for visual analytics and information visualization. The display ecology enables multiple displays to function in concert within a broader technological environment to accomplish visual analysis tasks. Based on a comprehensive survey of multi-display systems from a variety of fields, we propose four key considerations for visual analysis in display ecologies: 1) Display Composition, 2) Information Coodination/Transfer, 3) Information Connection, and 4) Display Membership. Different aspects of display ecologies stemming from these design considerations will enable users to transform and empower multiple displays as a single display ecology for a cohesive visual analysis space. We believe that our design considerations and related discussion can help visualization researchers in understanding, designing, and evaluating new visual analysis tools that maximize the potential of the numerous displays and devices.