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Chris North: Keynote on Usability & Evaluation

In this keynote talk, Chris North empathizes the importance of usability in visualization tools, showing how it affects the way users think about - and gain insight from – data. He presents new methods that directly measure the effectiveness of usability in producing insight, and he discusses case studies where these methods were used as part of a process for specifically engineering improvements in the usability of commonly used visualization tools (e.g., Cytoscape, Spotfire, Genespring). This talk was part of VIZBI 2010, the EMBO workshop on visualizing biological data ( This video has been filmed and distributed with permission under a creative common license.

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