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Glyph-based Visualization: Foundations, Design Guidelines, Techniques and Applications

Rita Borgo, Johannes Kehrer, David H. S. Chung, Eamonn Maguire, Robert S. Laramee, Helwig Hauser, Matthew Ward, Min Chen

INPROCEEDINGS, EuroGraphics 2013 State-of-the-Art Reports (STARs), 2013

Abstract

This state of the art report focuses on glyph-based visualization, a common form of visual design where a data set is depicted by a collection of visual objects referred to as glyphs. Its major strength is that patterns of multivariate data involving more than two attribute dimensions can often be more readily perceived in the context of a spatial relationship, whereas many techniques for spatial data such as direct volume rendering find difficult to depict with multivariate or multi-field data, and many techniques for non-spatial data such as parallel coordinates are less able to convey spatial relationships encoded in the data. This report fills several major gaps in the literature, drawing the link between the fundamental concepts in semiotics and the broad spectrum of glyph-based visualization, reviewing existing design guidelines and implementation techniques, and surveying the use of glyph-based visualization in many applications.

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EuroGraphics 2013 State-of-the-Art Reports (STARs)

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BibTeX

@inproceedings{Borgo13GlyphBased,
 author = {Rita Borgo and Johannes Kehrer and David H. S. Chung and Eamonn Maguire and 
    Robert S. Laramee and Helwig Hauser and Matthew Ward and Min Chen },
 title = {Glyph-based Visualization: Foundations, Design Guidelines, Techniques 
    and Applications},
 booktitle = {EuroGraphics 2013 State-of-the-Art Reports (STARs)},
 pages = {39--63},
 year={2013},
 URL = {http://diglib.eg.org/EG/DL/conf/EG2013/stars/039-063.pdf},
 issn = {1017-4656},
 DOI = {10.2312/conf/EG2013/stars/039-063},
 address = {Girona, Spain},
 publisher = {Eurographics Association},
 abstract = {This state of the art report focuses on glyph-based visualization, 
  a common form of visual design where a data set is depicted by a collection of 
  visual objects referred to as glyphs. Its major strength is that patterns of 
  multivariate data involving more than two attribute dimensions can often be 
  more readily perceived in the context of a spatial relationship, whereas many 
  techniques for spatial data such as direct volume rendering find difficult to 
  depict with multivariate or multi-field data, and many techniques for non-spatial 
  data such as parallel coordinates are less able to convey spatial relationships 
  encoded in the data. This report fills several major gaps in the literature, 
  drawing the link between the fundamental concepts in semiotics and the broad 
  spectrum of glyph-based visualization, reviewing existing design guidelines and 
  implementation techniques, and surveying the use of glyph-based visualization 
  in many applications.},


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