Supporting analysts in placing visualizations across multiple devices.

By Tom Horak (Technische Universität Dresden), Andreas Mathisen (Aarhus University), Clemens N. Klokmose (Aarhus University), Raimund Dachselt (Technische Universität Dresden), and Niklas Elmqvist (University of Maryland)

We nowadays surround ourselves with a multitude of different devices: smartphones and tablets, laptops and desktops, projectors and large displays. However, most of the time, people only work on a single device at a time. This is a missed opportunity, as using multiple devices in parallel can improve efficiency. For instance, journalists refer to multiple documents when writing their stories, doctors compare several X-rays and test…


Supporting analysts in placing visualizations across multiple devices.

This article summarizes a paper authored by Tom Horak, Andreas Mathisen, Clemens N. Klokmose, Raimund Dachselt, Niklas Elmqvist. This paper will be presented at CHI 2019, a conference of Human-Computer Interaction, on Tuesday 7th May 2019 at 14:00 in the session Displays, Devices, and Interaction for Visualization.

(Note: This article was originally published in Sparks of Innovation: Stories from the HCIL.)

We nowadays surround ourselves with a multitude of different devices: smartphones and tablets, laptops and desktops, projectors and large displays. However, most of the time, people only work on a single…


Using smartwatches and large displays together for data analysis.

By Tom Horak, Karthik Badam, Niklas Elmqvist, and Raimund Dachselt

Interacting with a large display (Goliath) using a smartwatch (David).

(Note: This post was imported from May 2018.)

Large touchscreens are common in meeting rooms and collaborative spaces in many modern offices. When analyzing data, they help groups of analysts to work together; for instance, to track the bottlenecks in a city’s traffic and plan detours in real time (e.g., CATT lab at University of Maryland). In these situations, the display offers a large space to represent the data using visual representations such as maps, barcharts, and line graphs. …

Tom Horak

PhD student at the Interactive Media Lab at Technische Universität Dresden.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store