Accounting for Availability Biases in Information Visualization

Evanthia Dimara 1 Pierre Dragicevic 1 Anastasia Bezerianos 2, 3, 4
1 AVIZ - Analysis and Visualization
Inria Saclay - Ile de France
3 ILDA - Interacting with Large Data
LRI - Laboratoire de Recherche en Informatique, Inria Saclay - Ile de France
Abstract : The availability heuristic is a strategy that people use to make quick decisions but often lead to systematic errors. We propose three ways that visualization could facilitate unbiased decision-making. First, visualizations can alter the way our memory stores the events for later recall, so as to improve users' long-term intuitions. Second, the known biases could lead to new visualization guidelines. Third, we suggest the design of decision-making tools that are inspired by heuristics, e.g. suggesting intuitive approximations, rather than target to present exhaustive comparisons of all possible outcomes, or automated solutions for choosing decisions.
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Evanthia Dimara, Pierre Dragicevic, Anastasia Bezerianos. Accounting for Availability Biases in Information Visualization. IEEE VIS 2014, 2014, Paris, France. ⟨hal-01377996⟩



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