In this paper we present TilePix, an ongoing project to design and build a visual interface to massive, astronomical, imaging databases. We focus on the motivation, design rationale and early decisions taken to design the interface. We address the problem that arises when astronomical image data is reduced to metadata by automated tools, losing much of the basic information. TilePix allows a structured access to the raw image data, through the metadata, facilitating exploration and discovery. This is achieved by creating image tiled image displays that represent the formal data normally used by astronomers. The use of the prototype is also briefly described. © 2010 ACM.
|Is-deitl||: Extending Boundaries - Proceedings of the 6th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction|
|Man cyhoeddi||Department of Physics, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol, BS8 1TL, United Kingdom|
|Nifer y tudalennau||4|
|Dynodwyr Gwrthrych Digidol (DOIs)|
|Statws||Cyhoeddwyd - 2010|
|Enw||NordiCHI 2010: Extending Boundaries - Proceedings of the 6th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction|