Unlocking User-Centered Design Methods for Building Cyber Security Visualizations

Abstract

User-centered design can aid visualization designers to build better, more practical tools that meet the needs of cyber security users. The cyber security visualization research community can adopt a variety of design methods to more efficiently and effectively build tools. We demonstrate how previous cyber visualization research has omitted a discussion of effectiveness and process in the explanation of design methods. In this paper, we discuss three design methods and illustrate how each method informed two real-world cyber security visualization projects which resulted in successful deployments to users.

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Sean McKenna, Diane Staheli, Miriah Meyer
Unlocking User-Centered Design Methods for Building Cyber Security Visualizations
Proceedings of the 12th International Symposium on Visualization for Cyber Security (VIS ’15), 2015.

BibTeX

@inproceedings{2015_vizsec_design-methods,
  title = {Unlocking User-Centered Design Methods for Building Cyber Security Visualizations},
  author = {Sean McKenna and Diane Staheli and Miriah Meyer},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the 12th International Symposium on Visualization for Cyber Security (VIS ’15)},
  year = {2015}
}
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