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Investigating the use of a dynamic physical bar chart for data exploration and presentation. / Taher, Faisal; Jansen, Yvonne ; Woodruff, Jonathan; Hardy, John; Hornbaek, Kasper; Alexander, Jason.

In: IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, Vol. 23, No. 1, 01.2017, p. 451-460.

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Taher, F, Jansen, Y, Woodruff, J, Hardy, J, Hornbaek, K & Alexander, J 2017, 'Investigating the use of a dynamic physical bar chart for data exploration and presentation', IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, vol. 23, no. 1, pp. 451-460. https://doi.org/10.1109/TVCG.2016.2598498

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Taher, F., Jansen, Y., Woodruff, J., Hardy, J., Hornbaek, K., & Alexander, J. (2017). Investigating the use of a dynamic physical bar chart for data exploration and presentation. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 23(1), 451-460. https://doi.org/10.1109/TVCG.2016.2598498

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Taher F, Jansen Y, Woodruff J, Hardy J, Hornbaek K, Alexander J. Investigating the use of a dynamic physical bar chart for data exploration and presentation. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics. 2017 Jan;23(1):451-460. https://doi.org/10.1109/TVCG.2016.2598498

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Taher, Faisal ; Jansen, Yvonne ; Woodruff, Jonathan ; Hardy, John ; Hornbaek, Kasper ; Alexander, Jason. / Investigating the use of a dynamic physical bar chart for data exploration and presentation. In: IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics. 2017 ; Vol. 23, No. 1. pp. 451-460.

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