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On encouraging multiple views for visualization

Roberts, J.C. (1998) On encouraging multiple views for visualization. In: Banissi, Ebad and Khosrowshahi, F. and Sarfraz, Muhammad, eds. 1999 IEEE International Conference on Information Visualization. IEEE International Conference on Information Visualisation . IEEE, pp. 8-14. ISBN 0-8186-8509-3. (doi:10.1109/IV.1998.694193)


Visualization enables 'seeing the unseen', and provides new insight into the underlying data. However users far too easily believe or rely on a single representation of the data; this view may be a favourite method, the simplest to perform, or a method that has always been used! But, a single representation may generate a misinterpretation of the information or provide a situation where the user is missing the 'richness' of the data content! By displaying the data in multiple ways a user may understand the information through different perspectives, overcome possible misinterpretations and perform interactive investigative visualization through correlating the information between views. Thus, the use of multiple views of the same information should be encouraged. We believe the visualization system itself should actively encourage the generation of multiple views by providing appropriate tools to aid in this operation. We present and categorise issues for encouraging multiple views and provide a framework for the generation, management and manipulation of such views.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1109/IV.1998.694193
Additional information: Proceedings paper
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Computing
Depositing User: Tara Puri
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2009 16:04 UTC
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2019 14:27 UTC
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