Designing an event display for the Transition Radiation Detector in ALICE

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Dietel, Thomas
dc.contributor.advisor Kuttel, Michelle
dc.contributor.author Perumal, Sameshan
dc.date.accessioned 2021-09-15T15:47:11Z
dc.date.available 2021-09-15T15:47:11Z
dc.date.issued 2021_
dc.identifier.citation Perumal, S. 2021. Designing an event display for the Transition Radiation Detector in ALICE. . ,Faculty of Science ,Department of Statistical Sciences. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/33927 en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/33927
dc.description.abstract We document here a successful design study for an event display focused on the Transition Radiation Detector (TRD) within A Large Ion Collider Experiment (ALICE) at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN). Reviews of the fields of particle physics and visualisation are presented to motivate formally designing this display for two different audiences. We formulate a methodology, based on successful design studies in similar fields, that involves experimental physicists in the design process as domain experts. An iterative approach incorporating in-person interviews is used to define a series of visual components applying best practices from literature. Interactive event display prototypes are evaluated with potential users, and refined using elicited feedback. The primary artefact is a portable, functional, effective, validated event display – a series of case studies evaluate its use by both scientists and the general public. We further document use cases for, and hindrances preventing, the adoption of event displays, and propose novel data visualisations of experimental particle physics data. We also define a flexible intermediate JSON data format suitable for web-based displays, and a generic task to convert historical data to this format. This collection of artefacts can guide the design of future event displays. Our work makes the case for a greater use of high quality data visualisation in particle physics, across a broad spectrum of possible users, and provides a framework for the ongoing development of web-based event displays of TRD data.
dc.subject Data Science
dc.title Designing an event display for the Transition Radiation Detector in ALICE
dc.type Master Thesis
dc.date.updated 2021-09-15T02:12:00Z
dc.language.rfc3066 eng
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Science
dc.publisher.department Department of Statistical Sciences
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationlevel MSc
dc.identifier.apacitation Perumal, S. (2021). <i>Designing an event display for the Transition Radiation Detector in ALICE</i>. (). ,Faculty of Science ,Department of Statistical Sciences. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/33927 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Perumal, Sameshan. <i>"Designing an event display for the Transition Radiation Detector in ALICE."</i> ., ,Faculty of Science ,Department of Statistical Sciences, 2021. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/33927 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Perumal S. Designing an event display for the Transition Radiation Detector in ALICE. []. ,Faculty of Science ,Department of Statistical Sciences, 2021 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/33927 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Master Thesis AU - Perumal, Sameshan AB - We document here a successful design study for an event display focused on the Transition Radiation Detector (TRD) within A Large Ion Collider Experiment (ALICE) at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN). Reviews of the fields of particle physics and visualisation are presented to motivate formally designing this display for two different audiences. We formulate a methodology, based on successful design studies in similar fields, that involves experimental physicists in the design process as domain experts. An iterative approach incorporating in-person interviews is used to define a series of visual components applying best practices from literature. Interactive event display prototypes are evaluated with potential users, and refined using elicited feedback. The primary artefact is a portable, functional, effective, validated event display – a series of case studies evaluate its use by both scientists and the general public. We further document use cases for, and hindrances preventing, the adoption of event displays, and propose novel data visualisations of experimental particle physics data. We also define a flexible intermediate JSON data format suitable for web-based displays, and a generic task to convert historical data to this format. This collection of artefacts can guide the design of future event displays. Our work makes the case for a greater use of high quality data visualisation in particle physics, across a broad spectrum of possible users, and provides a framework for the ongoing development of web-based event displays of TRD data. DA - 2021_ DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town KW - Data Science LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PY - 2021 T1 - Designing an event display for the Transition Radiation Detector in ALICE TI - Designing an event display for the Transition Radiation Detector in ALICE UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/33927 ER - en_ZA


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