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Transmogrification: casual manipulation of visualizations

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John Brosz, Miguel Nacenta, Richard Pusch, Sheelagh Carpendale, Christophe Hurter

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A transmogrifier is a novel interface that enables quick, on-the-fly graphic transformations. A region of a graphic can be specified by a shape and transformed into a destination shape with real-time, visual feedback. Both origin and destination shapes can be circles, quadrilaterals or arbitrary shapes defined through touch. Transmogrifiers are flexible, fast and simple to create and invite use in casual InfoVis scenarios, opening the door to alternative ways of exploring and displaying existing visualizations (e.g., rectifying routes or rivers in maps), and enabling free-form prototyping of new visualizations (e.g., lenses).


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 26th annual ACM symposium on User interface software and technology
Subtitle of host publicationUIST '13
Place of PublicationNew York, NY, USA
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-2268-3
StatePublished - 8 Oct 2013

    Research areas

  • Visualization, Image deformation, Multi-touch

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