For more information about the research behind the Tradeoff Analytics service, see the following papers and books. The science behind the service presents many of these works in context.
Amid, David, Ateret Anaby-Tavor, David Boaz, and Ofer M. Shir. Multi objective design selection. US Patent available from URL www.google.com/patents/US20140136460 (May 2014).
Andrienko, Gennady, Natalia Andrienko, and Piotr Jankowski. Building Spatial Decision Support Tools for Individuals and Groups. Journal of Decision Systems, Vol. 12(2) (2003): pp. 193-208.
Bagajewicz, Miguel, and Enmanuel Cabrera. Pareto Optimal Solutions Visualization Techniques for Multiobjective Design and Upgrade of Instrumentation Networks. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, Vol. 42(21) (September 2003): pp. 5195-5203.
Brewer, Cynthia, and Mark Harrower. Colorbrewer 2.0. Online color-brewing tool available from URL colorbrewer2.org (2002).
Chen, Shahar, David Amid, Ofer M. Shir, Lior Limonad, David Boaz, Ateret Anaby-Tavor, and Tobias Schreck. Self-Organizing Maps for Multi-Objective Pareto Frontiers. Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE Pacific Visualization Symposium (2013): pp. 153-160.
Das, Indraneel, and John E. Dennis. A closer look at drawbacks of minimizing weighted sums of objectives for Pareto set generation in multicriteria optimization problems. Structural Optimization, Vol. 14(1) (August 1997): pp. 63-69.
Ehrgott, Matthias. Multicriteria Optimization, Second Edition. Springer, Berlin (2005).
Inselberg, Alfred, and Bernard Dimsdale. Parallel Coordinates: A Tool for Visualizing Multi-Dimensional Geometry. Proceedings of the First Conference on Visualization, IEEE, Los Alamitos, CA (1990): pp. 361-378.
Janis, Irving L., and Leon Mann. Decision Making: A Psychological Analysis of Conflict, Choice, and Commitment. Free Press (April 1977).
Kahneman, Daniel, and Amos Tversky. Prospect Theory: An Analysis of Decision Under Risk. Econometrica, Vol. 47(2) (March 1979): pp. 263-291.
Kohonen, Teuvo. Self-Organizing Maps, Third Edition. Springer-Verlag, Berlin (2001).
Korhonen, Pekka, and Jyrki Wallenius. Visualization in the Multiple Objective Decision-Making Framework. Multiobjective Optimization: Interactive and Evolutionary Approaches, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 5252, Springer, Berlin (2008): pp. 195-212.
Lotov, Alexander V., Vladimir A. Bushenkov, and Georgy K. Kamenev. Interactive Decision Maps: Approximation and Visualization of Pareto Frontier. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Norwell, MA (February 2004).
Shir, Ofer M., Shahar Chen, David Amid, Oded Margalit, Michael Masin, Ateret Anaby-Tavor, and David Boaz. Pareto Landscapes Analyses via Graph-Based Modeling for Interactive Decision-Making. EVOLVE - A Bridge between Probability, Set Oriented Numerics, and Evolutionary Computation V, Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, Vol. 288 (2014): pp. 97-113.
Shneiderman, Ben. The Eyes Have It: A Task by Data Type Taxonomy for Information Visualizations. Proceedings of the 1996 IEEE Conference on Visual Languages (September 1996): pp. 336-343.