We present ArtVis, an advanced user interface combining state-of-the-art visualisation techniques and tangible interaction to explore the Web Gallery of Art digital artwork collection consisting of almost 28000 European artworks. The graphical ArtVis interface contains three separate visualisation panels that allow users to temporally, semantically and geographically investigate the digital artwork collection. The goal of ArtVis is that users can gain new insights by visually analysing and exploring a large data set rather than to only provide detailed information about individual artworks. This explorative ArtVis interaction style is further fostered by a tangible user interface where physical artefacts can be used as simple handles to drive the faceted browsing of the rich digital information space.
Dumas, B., Moerman, B., Trullemans, S. and Signer, B.: "An Advanced User Interface for Exploring, Analysing and Browsing Digital Artwork Collections", Demo Proceedings of AVI 2014, International Working Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces, Como, Italy, May 2014