designing information anh dang nirali patel IxDA Interaction 08 Savannah, GA February 9, 2008
information visualization Interaction Elements
visual representation of data
card, mackinlay, shneiderman
Interaction Elements I DON’T GET IT! WHAT AM I SUPPOSED TO LOOK AT? IT TAKES TOO LONG TO GET WHAT’S GOING ON! IT’S TOO ARTSY!
there is virtually unlimited freedom in how we represent data. The difficult question is how best to represent it. william wright Interaction Elements Visualcomplexity.com
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IxDA Interaction 08 Attendees Map to Visual Features
assign data types Map to Visual Features quantitative ordinal nominal gender city state country # of attendees city state country
Map to Visual Features visual features position length angle slope area volume density saturation hue texture connection containment shape
mackinlay’s visual features Automating the Design of Graphical Presentations of Relational Information | Jock MacKinlay
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Interaction Elements resources Card, Stuart, MacKinlay, Jock, and Shneiderman, Ben. Readings in Information Visualization: Using Vision to Think. San Diego: Academic Press, 1999. MacKinlay, Jock. "Automating the design of graphical presentations of relational information." ACM Transactions on Graphics . Volume 5 , Issue 2. April 1986: 110 – 141. Ware, Colin . Information Visualization, Second Edition: Perception for Design . San Francisco: Morgan Kaufman Publishers, 2004. http://visualcomplexity.com http://infosthetics.com
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