An Interactive Data Visualisation Approach for Next Generation Presentation Tools: Towards Rich Presentation-based Data Exploration and Storytelling
Existing research in the field of information visualisation has shown that interactive data exploration and storytelling can significantly improve the extraction and transfer of knowledge from raw data. Established visualisation techniques help viewers to strengthen their mental model and improve the understanding of the underlying data. However, these techniques are not yet manifested in slide decks created by existing presentation tools which offer little to no support beyond static charts for transferring knowledge. Based on a detailed analysis of interactive and narrative data visualisation solutions and the shortcomings of existing presentation tools, we derived a set of requirements for interactive information visualisation in presentation tools. The presented prototype of a presentation tool for interactive data visualisation addresses these requirements and has been implemented as a plug-in for the MindXpres presentation platform. Our approach for rich presentation-based data exploration and storytelling enables the presenter to predefine a series of interactive views as support for their oral narrative, but also allows them to freely explore the data during presentation time.
Roels, R., Baeten, Y. and Signer, B.: "An Interactive Data Visualisation Approach for Next Generation Presentation Tools: Towards Rich Presentation-based Data Exploration and Storytelling", Proceedings of CSEDU 2016, 8th International Conference on Computer Supported Education, Rome, Italy, May, 2016