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Reality-based Idioms : Designing Interfaces for Visual Data Analysis that Provide the Means for Familiar Interaction

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BUTSCHER, Simon, 2018. Reality-based Idioms : Designing Interfaces for Visual Data Analysis that Provide the Means for Familiar Interaction [Dissertation]. Konstanz: University of Konstanz

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