Author: Colin Ware
Release Date: 2004-05-05
Information Visualization is the major revision of a classic work on information visualization. This book explores the art and science of why we see objects the way we do. Based on the science of perception and vision, the author presents the key principles at work for a wide range of applications - resulting in visualization of improved clarity, utility, and persuasiveness. This is the first work to use the science of perception to help serious designers and analysts optimize understanding and perception of their data visualizations. This unique and essential guide to human visual perception and related cognitive principles will enrich courses on information visualization and empower designers to see their way forward. Its updated review of empirical research and interface design examples will do much to accelerate innovation and adoption of information visualization. New to this edition are a new chapter on visual thinking, new sections on face perception and flow visualization, and a much-expanded chapter on color and color sequences. This book will appeal to interaction designers; graphic designers of all kinds (including web designers); financial analysts; research scientists and engineers; data miners; and managers faced with information-intensive challenges. *First work to use the science of perception to help serious designers and analysts optimize understanding and perception of their data visualizations. * Major revision of this classic work, with a new chapter on visual thinking, new sections on face perception and flow visualization, and a much expanded chapter on color and color sequences. *New to this edition is the full color treatment throughout, to better display over 400 illustrations.
Author: Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A., Mehdi
Publisher: IGI Global
Release Date: 2017-06-20
In recent years, our world has experienced a profound shift and progression in available computing and knowledge sharing innovations. These emerging advancements have developed at a rapid pace, disseminating into and affecting numerous aspects of contemporary society. This has created a pivotal need for an innovative compendium encompassing the latest trends, concepts, and issues surrounding this relevant discipline area. During the past 15 years, the Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology has become recognized as one of the landmark sources of the latest knowledge and discoveries in this discipline. The Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Fourth Edition is a 10-volume set which includes 705 original and previously unpublished research articles covering a full range of perspectives, applications, and techniques contributed by thousands of experts and researchers from around the globe. This authoritative encyclopedia is an all-encompassing, well-established reference source that is ideally designed to disseminate the most forward-thinking and diverse research findings. With critical perspectives on the impact of information science management and new technologies in modern settings, including but not limited to computer science, education, healthcare, government, engineering, business, and natural and physical sciences, it is a pivotal and relevant source of knowledge that will benefit every professional within the field of information science and technology and is an invaluable addition to every academic and corporate library.
Author: Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A., Mehdi
Publisher: IGI Global
Release Date: 2018-10-19
Genre: Business & Economics
Media and communication advancements allow individuals across the globe to connect in the blink of an eye. Individuals can share information and collaborate on new projects like never before while also remaining informed on global issues through ever-improving media outlets and technologies. Advanced Methodologies and Technologies in Media and Communications provides emerging research on the modern effects of media on cultures, individuals, and groups. While highlighting a range of topics such as social media use and marketing, media influence, and communication technology, this book explores how these advancements shape and further the global society. This book is an important resource for media researchers and professionals, academics, students, and communications experts seeking new information on the effective use of modern technology in communication applications.
Author: Glenn J. Myatt
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2011-09-09
Focuses on insights, approaches, and techniques that areessential to designing interactive graphics and visualizations Making Sense of Data III: A Practical Guide to DesigningInteractive Data Visualizations explores a diverse range ofdisciplines to explain how meaning from graphical representationsis extracted. Additionally, the book describes the best approachfor designing and implementing interactive graphics andvisualizations that play a central role in data exploration anddecision-support systems. Beginning with an introduction to visual perception, MakingSense of Data III features a brief history on the use ofvisualization in data exploration and an outline of the designprocess. Subsequent chapters explore the following key areas: Cognitive and Visual Systems describes how various drawings,maps, and diagrams known as external representations are understoodand used to extend the mind's capabilities Graphics Representations introduces semiotic theory anddiscusses the seminal work of cartographer Jacques Bertin and thegrammar of graphics as developed by Leland Wilkinson Designing Visual Interactions discusses the four stages ofdesign process—analysis, design, prototyping, andevaluation—and covers the important principles and strategiesfor designing visual interfaces, information visualizations, anddata graphics Hands-on: Creative Interactive Visualizations with Protovisprovides an in-depth explanation of the capabilities of theProtovis toolkit and leads readers through the creation of a seriesof visualizations and graphics The final chapter includes step-by-step examples that illustratethe implementation of the discussed methods, and a series ofexercises are provided to assist in learning the Protovis language.A related website features the source code for the presentedsoftware as well as examples and solutions for selectexercises. Featuring research in psychology, vision science, statistics,and interaction design, Making Sense of Data III is anindispensable book for courses on data analysis and data mining atthe upper-undergraduate and graduate levels. The book also servesas a valuable reference for computational statisticians, softwareengineers, researchers, and professionals of any discipline whowould like to understand how the mind processes graphicalrepresentations.
Release Date: 2004
Genre: American literature
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This lecture was initially intended to cover relevant issues in database user interfaces, mainly query interfaces. However, very soon the authors realized that providing friendly access to information is much more than just designing nice interfaces; rather it has to do with designing interactive systems that suitably fit the users' tasks and this can be achieved by following a user-centered approach. Second, the data users want to access nowadays do not reside only in traditional databases; they are mainly on the Web (either available or hidden--it does not matter). Third, the users do not limit themselves to just extract the data; instead they want to manipulate them, analyze them, to make sense out of them. Thus, user-oriented systems should provide more functionality in addition to querying. Finally, while visual interfaces and information visualization techniques are usually considered the most usable approaches, categories of users and/or contexts exist for which they are not appropriate, so other interactive paradigms need to be explored. The content of this lecture reflects all the above considerations. Chapter 1 discusses the importance of adopting a user-centered approach. The work then, in chapter 2, takes the reader to the early days, where we find the initial use of visual interfaces to support database tasks. Visual representation, interaction, and perception are discussed. Chapter 3 moves on to describe non-traditional interfaces which are relevant to databases. It in particular looks at web data and mobile interfaces. Chapter 4 then sheds more light on two concepts behind database querying. The focus here is on information visualization and visual data mining. Chapter 5 closes by describing interfaces that go beyond the visual dimension. It in particular discusses accessibility and aural interfaces.
Here is the second of a four-volume set that constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII 2007, held in Beijing, China, jointly with eight other thematically similar conferences. It covers graphical user interfaces and visualization, mobile devices and mobile interaction, virtual environments and 3D interaction, ubiquitous interaction, and emerging interactive technologies.
Author: Tom Bloemers
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Social Science
The basic problem is to what extent we can know past and mainly invisible landscapes, and how we can use this still hidden knowledge for actual sustainable management of landscape's cultural and historical values. It has also been acknowledged that heritage management is increasingly about 'the management of future change rather than simply protection'. This presents us with a paradox: to preserve our historic environment, we have to collaborate with those who wish to transform it and, in order to apply our expert knowledge, we have to make it suitable for policy and society. The answer presented by the Protection and Development of the Dutch Archaeological-Historical Landscape programme (pdl/bbo) is an integrative landscape approach which applies inter- and transdisciplinarity, establishing links between archaeological-historical heritage and planning, and between research and policy.