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Regular Spatial Separation for Exploratory Visualization

Roberts, Jonathan C. (2002) Regular Spatial Separation for Exploratory Visualization. In: Erbacher, Robert F. and Chen, Philip C. and Grohn, Matti T. and Roberts, Jonathan C. and Wittenbrink, Craig M., eds. Visualization and Data Analysis 2002. Proceedings of SPIE . SPIE, USA. ISBN 978-0-8194-4405-9. (doi:10.1117/12.458796) (KAR id:13822)

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There are many well-used techniques in exploratory visualization that select, filter or highlight particular aspects of the visualization to gain a better understanding of the structure and makeup of the underlying information. Indeed, distortion techniques have been developed that deform and move different spatial elements of the representation allowing the user to view and investigate internal aspects of the visualization. But this distortion may cause the user to misunderstand the spatial structure and context of surrounding information and works better when the user knows what feature they are looking for. We believe that regular separation techniques, that separate and generate space round features or objects of interest clarifies the visual representations, are underused and that their use should be encouraged. We describe related research and literature, present some new methods, and classify the realizations by what type of separation is used and what information is being separated.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1117/12.458796
Uncontrolled keywords: Visualization, Separation, Displacement, Distortion, Exploratory visualization, Multiform
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Computing
Depositing User: Mark Wheadon
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2008 18:00 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 12:24 UTC
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