Information Visualization: Design for Interaction / Edition 2

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Overview

Up to date and easy to use, emphasising real-world examples and applications of computer-generated and interactive visualization.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132065504
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 1/19/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Information Visualization by Robert Spence

Table of Contents

Dedication

About the author

Other books by the author

Preface

Acknowledgements

Chapter 1 What is Visualization?

Visualization

Computational support

The Human User

The value of Information Visualization

Fraud; silicon chips; pharmaceuticals

Questions of Taxonomy

Issues

References

Exercises

Chapter 2 The Issues

The task

Nature of the problem

The data

Table presentation

Bargrams

Interactive object selection

Overview

Multiple attributes

Detail

Significant objects

Interactive attribute selection

Space limitations

Filtering

Taking stock

Navigational guidance

Movement in information space

Perception and interpretation

Summary

References

Exercises

Chapter 3 Representation

Data types

Data complexity

Perception and Cognition

3.1 Encoding of value

Univariate data

A single number; a collection of numbers

Bivariate data

Trivariate data

Scatterplot matrix

Preattentive processing- things that ‘pop out’; choice of encoding

Hypervariate data

Coordinate plots

Scatterplot matrix

Linked histograms

Mosaic plots

Icons

Object and Attribute Visibility

3.2 Encoding of relation

Lines

Maps and diagrams

Venn diagrams

InfoCrystal

Cluster Maps

Tree representations

Cone tree

Tree maps

Hyperbolic browser

3.3 Support for design

References

Exercises

Chapter 4 Presentation

A problem

The presentation issue

4.1 Space limitations

Scrolling

Overview plus detail

Distortion

Application

Generalization

Suppression

Combined distortion and suppression

Historical note

Zoom and Pan

4.2 Time limitations

Rapid Serial Visual Presentation

Briefly glimpsed images

Space and Time resources

Eye gaze

Presentation modes

Manual control

Models of human visual performance

Interaction design

References

Exercises

Chapter 5 Interaction

Scenarios

Spaces, interactions and balance of control

This chapter

5.1 Interaction Framework

5.2 Continuous interaction

Dynamically-triggered ‘pop-out’

5.3 Stepped interaction

Discrete information spaces

Stages of action

Navigation

Sensitivity

Residue

Scent

Where am I?

Path breadcrumbs; Location breadcrumbs

Guidance for design

5.4 Passive interaction

Static display

Browsing

Moving displays

5.5 Composite interaction

Influences

The prosection

5.6 Interaction dynamics

Mental models

Blindness

Change blindness; Inattentional blindness; Design to counteract blindness

Visual momentum

5.7 Design for interaction

References

Exercises

Chapter 6 Case studies

Design

The case studies

6.1 Small interactive calendars

Planning your time

Design philosophy

Background

Calendar views

Interactive control

Search

Usability study

Observations

Satisfaction and preference

Usability

6.2 Selecting one from many

The problem

The task

Existing solutions

Bargrams

Affordances

EZChooser

Sensitivity

Related work

Evaluation

Comment

6.3 Web browsing through a keyhole

The problem

A solution

The RSVP Browser

System design

Evaluation

Discussion

Comment

6.4 Communication analysis

Command and Control

System requirements

The MIND tool

Exploratory analysis

Scenario

Conclusion

6.5 Archival galaxies

Large collections of documents

Background and requirements

Earlier work

Design decisions

Interaction and search

Layout

Evaluation

Exercises

Glossary

Video Clips

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