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"What is interaction and interactive behavior? Operations such as moving a dynamic query slider [3] to narrow the set of data points being shown or selecting an alternate point in a fisheye view [19] to change the focus seem like clear examples of interactive behavior. But consider a system where the user selects a menu operation to change from a scatter plot to a parallel coordinates of the data. Is that interaction?"

Problem: Is it always a good thing to be able to extend the level of interaction by providing the functionality of switching views. Shouldn't the science of infovis focus on providing a optimal solution to a problem instead of giving the user a "tray" of different interactive displays?

Question: Would it be able to create semantically (Infovis 3.0, haha!) interactive displays? (Manipulation of data would become complex with computer algorithms?