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Visualising Bluetooth interactions: combining the Arc Diagram and DocuBurst techniques

Byrne, Daragh and Lavelle, Barry and Jones, Gareth J.F. and Smeaton, Alan F. (2007) Visualising Bluetooth interactions: combining the Arc Diagram and DocuBurst techniques. In: HCI 2007 - The 21st British HCI Group Annual Conference, 3-7 September 2007, Lancaster, UK.

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Within the Bluetooth mobile space, overwhelmingly large sets of interaction and encounter data can very quickly be accumulated. This presents a challenge to gaining an understanding and overview of the dataset as a whole. In order to overcome this problem, we have designed a visualisation which provides an informative overview of the dataset. The visualisation combines existing Arc Diagram and DocuBurst techniques into a radial space-filling layout capable of conveying a rich understanding of Bluetooth interaction data, and clearly represents social networks and relationships established among encountered devices. The end result enables a user to visually interpret the relative importance of individual devices encountered, the relationships established between them and the usage of Bluetooth 'friendly names' (or device labels) within the data.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Event Type:Conference
Uncontrolled Keywords:Bluetooth; friendly name; mobile phones; mobile computing; visualisation; DocuBurst; Arc Diagrams;
Subjects:Engineering > Telecommunication
DCU Faculties and Centres:Research Initiatives and Centres > Centre for Digital Video Processing (CDVP)
Research Initiatives and Centres > Adaptive Information Cluster (AIC)
Publisher:British Computer Society
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Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
Funders:Science Foundation Ireland, SFI 03/IN.3/I361, Irish Research Council for Science Engineering and Technology
ID Code:342
Deposited On:13 Mar 2008 by DORAS Administrator. Last Modified 20 Jan 2017 12:00

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