[Phpmyadmin-devel] GSoG 2011: Reg Zoom-search idea

Ammar Yasir ammaryasir.88 at gmail.com
Tue Mar 29 13:56:02 CEST 2011

On Tue, Mar 29, 2011 at 5:01 PM, Marc Delisle <marc at infomarc.info> wrote:

> Ammar Yasir a écrit :
> >
> > Thanks
> >
> > I had a doubt (it might be silly but I thought I should ask). One
> > important feature of such a data visualization system is that it should
> > not create confusion or represent something that the data is not.
> > Consider the movie database example, when a user sees a plot of ratings
> > vs  year /  genre vs lanuage, a lot of data points will overlap. So a
> > lot of data will be hidden from the user at the first sight. What will a
> > user make out of it? I know we handle such conditions by providing all
> > the data instances when he clicks on the point but a user might not go
> > that far. If he is not able to understand the initial plot he might not
> > continue further ( like not zoom in/click data point). I am just a
> > little concerned about the usability part and not the functionality.
> I don't think that the plot contains all that. In the example I have
> seen, the X axis contained "year of release" and the Y axis was for
> "popularity level from 1 to 9".
> No I am saying that a lot of movies will have same year of release and same
popularity. Those movie points will overlap on the 2D space, what then?

> There were buttons at the bottom to select genre but this was not part
> of the data points.
> --
> Marc Delisle
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