Sequence Logo Visualization based on Gestalt Perception – Novices vs Experts

Kok, Weiying and Oon, Y.B. and Lee, Nung Kion (2016) Sequence Logo Visualization based on Gestalt Perception – Novices vs Experts. In: 3rd South East Asian Network of Ergonomics Societies International Conference 2014, Singapore.

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Sequence logo is a popular graphical method for displaying the conservation characteristics of a sequence motif profile. Studies have found that decision making biases and misused of sequence logo occur due to the differences in individual perception, knowledge and experiences. The aim of this study is to identify the differences between the novices and experts in visualizing sequence logo based on Gestalt perception. 52 participants were involved in an online survey and independent t-test was used to analyse the data obtained. Results shown that there are significant differences in the perception and needs between novice and expert users. Visual cues and detailed information display are required by novice users whereas experts prefer a simple but more functional representation in the sequence logo. Therefore, it is essential to improve the sequence logo visualization in the colour, grouping, information display and interactivity of the tool in order to support the needs of various users.

Item Type: Proceeding (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sequence Logo; sequence motif; novice; expert; Gestalt perception, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Cognitive Sciences and Human Development
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2016 02:41
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2016 02:41

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