Influence Explorer

Updated: Seotember 13, 2013; G. Waloszek

Influence Explorer

Influence Explorer - Setting secifications on performance

Figures: Influence Explorer (from Tweedy et al., 1996)

 

Purpose

The Influence Explorer is an interactive visualization tool to support engineering design.

 

Description

The Influence Explorer is an interactive visualization tool to support engineering design. It is a tool appropriate for any design problem in which performances can be computed from a knowledge of parameter values.

The authors (1995): Interactive visualization allows the fluent exploration of the effect of parameters upon performances and, thereby, the acquisition of insight, a valuable commodity in any design situation.

 

Applications

n.a.

See also: AttributeExplorer, ModelMaker

 

Authors, Date

Robert Spence, Lisa Tweedie – 1995-96

 

Links, Papers

  • Tweedie, L., Spence, R., Dawkes, H., & Su, H. (1996). The Influence Explorer. ACM, Proceedings of CHI '95 (interactive poster; PDF in ACM portal)
  • Tweedie, L., Spence, R., Dawkes, H., & Su, H. (1996). Externalizing abstract mathematical models. ACM, Proceedings CHI '96, pp. 406-412.
  • Tweedie, L., Spence, R., Dawkes, H., & Su, H. (1996). The Influence Explorer (video) – a tool for design. ACM, CHI '96.
  • Robert Spence (2007). Information Visualization (2nd Edition). Prentice-Hall (Pearson).