uVis: A Formula-Based Visualization Tool

Kostas Pantazos, Shangjin Xu, Mohammad Amin Kuhail, Søren Lauesen

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Several tools use programming approaches for developing advanced visualizations. Others can with a few steps create simple visualizations with built-in patterns, and users with limited IT experience can use them. However, it is programming and time demanding to create and customize these visualizations. We introduce uVis, a tool that allows users with advanced spreadsheet-like IT knowledge and basic database understanding to create simple as well as advanced visualizations. These users construct visualizations by combining building blocks (i.e. controls, shapes). They specify spreadsheet-like formulas for color, position, interaction, etc. A formula can refer to database fields, other building blocks, properties, etc.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2011
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventIEEE VisWeek - Providence, RI, United States
Duration: 23 Oct 201128 Oct 2011


ConferenceIEEE VisWeek
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityProvidence, RI
Internet address


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