Individual differences matter. While this has been the theme for many recent works in the Visualization and HCI communities, the mystery of how to develop personalized visualizations remains. This is largely because very little is known about how users actually use visualizations to solve problems and even less is known about how individual differences affect these problem-solving strategies. In ... read morethis paper, we provide evidence that strategies are indeed influenced by individual differences. We demonstrate how the personality trait locus of control impacts strategies on hierarchical visualizations, and we introduce design recommendations for personalized visualizations.read less
Ottley, Alvitta, Huahai Yang, and Remco Chang. "Personality as a Predictor of User Strategy." Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - CHI '15 (2015). doi:10.1145/2702123.2702590.