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Gina Castignani

I feel that the paper makes a substantial contribution to the field of infovis by (1) drawing attention the the fact that interaction is a legitimate concern in its own right, be it highly interconnected with representation as well as by (2) emphasizing  the use of interaction to overcome represenation limits. Good generic framework that thereby sets the scene for further research.

Interaction techniques are most likly to be contextually specific and so the dynamic of the relationship between representation and interaction will change according to the context. Context may refer to all of the physical environment, subject of representation, as well as the reason for interaction, purely representational (simplification) or for analytical purposes? And yet again what type of analysis (exploratory)?

Good conceptual framework to use for case studies in various contexts, test where interaction becomes more important and where it can overcome representation limitations. Also test in which "contexts" each of the seven categories become more important? For example "encode", "connect" might be more important where exploratory analysis is concerned.

Question: How does the context/circumstances surrounding the interaction affect the relative importance of the seven categories as well as the relative importance of interaction techniques within each category?