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Passing Through the Trough of Disillusionment of Illustrative Visualization

Ivan Viola

MISC, September, 2011

Abstract

Efficient illustration craft is a vast source of inspiration for development of new visual abstractions in data visualization. Many new illustration-inspired techniques have emerged up to now, primarily arguing their validity with a statement like: "The illustrators have been using this technique for centuries and therefore we adapt their technique for interactive data display..." Argumentation of such kind was stimulating in the initial phase of illustrative visualization research, but nowadays this reasoning is no longer satisfactory. It is becoming apparent that ad-hoc adaptation can have arbitrary outcome. A systematic adaptation requires a vivid dialog with illustrators and a well-founded reasoning by means of the vision and cognitive sciences. This talk will assess the efficiency of selected visual abstractions, adapted for interactive visualization, in terms of their consistency with established perceptual principles.

Published

Keynote at EG-UK Theory and Practice of Computer Graphics Conference (TP.CG.2011)

  • Location: Warwick, UK
  • Date: September 2011

Media

  • video
  • presentation
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BibTeX

@misc{viola11passingThrough,
  author = {Ivan Viola},
  title  ={Passing Through the Trough of Disillusionment of Illustrative Visualization},
  year = {2011},
  month = {September},
  howpublished = {Keynote at EG-UK Theory and Practice of Computer Graphics Conference (TP.CG.2011)},
  location = {Warwick, UK},
  abstract = {Efficient illustration craft is a vast source of 
inspiration for development of new visual abstractions in data 
visualization. Many new illustration-inspired techniques have 
emerged up to now, primarily arguing their validity with a 
statement like: "The illustrators have been using this technique 
for centuries and therefore we adapt their technique for interactive 
data display..." Argumentation of such kind was stimulating in the 
initial phase of illustrative visualization research, but nowadays 
this reasoning is no longer satisfactory. It is becoming apparent 
that ad-hoc adaptation can have arbitrary outcome. A systematic 
adaptation requires a vivid dialog with illustrators and a 
well-founded reasoning by means of the vision and cognitive 
sciences. This talk will assess the efficiency of selected 
visual abstractions, adapted for interactive visualization, in 
terms of their consistency with established perceptual principles.},




}






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