Display Models - ways to classify visual representations

Roberts, Jonathan C. (2000) Display Models - ways to classify visual representations. International Journal of Computer Integrated Design and Construction, 2 (4). pp. 241-250. ISSN 1466-5115. (Full text available)

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Abstract

Visualizations are generated of diverse data and use many different techniques and visual methods. It is often beneficial to evaluate what is being visualized and how the visualization is made-up. Such an analysis may aid the developer, to understand what `tools' are available, and help the user to reference and compare different realizations. Display models specifically classify the data by what type of output can be created. We review many `display oriented models' and discuss important aspects of these methods and ideas. In presenting these models we encourage their use. In particular we focus on the symbolic reference model of Jacques Bertin. He used this model to describe images and 2D visualizations. We translate Bertin's scheme into an algebraic form as a method to describe visualizations.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Display models, Visualization reference models, Bertin's semiology
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Computing > Applied and Interdisciplinary Informatics Group
Depositing User: Mark Wheadon
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2009 15:18
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2011 04:08
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/21931 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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