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Coding: Streeb, Dirk: S. M. Kosslyn [1994]: Elements of Graph Design isbn:0-7167-2263-1 - 01.02.18 12:04

Publication S. M. Kosslyn [1994]: Elements of Graph Design isbn:0-7167-2263-1
Coder Streeb, Dirk
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The rest of the book appears to be application focused and driven by guidelines based on the theoretical consideration presented in the first chapter.
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Perception infers abstract structures (+) Positive One or more subsections pp. 3-7 «The mind is not a camera.»
Symbols carry different meanings (*) Mentioned without valuation One or more sentences p. 13 «The absence of labels on the arrows forces the reader to work to figure out that they correspond to different things, "composed of" and "produces" for the left and right arrows, respectively.»
Symbols carry „natural“ meaning (*) Mentioned without valuation One or more sentences p. 8 «…"more" of something in a display should correspond to "more" of a substance—higher bars or lines, larger wedges or regions, or the greater extent of a surface should indicate more of the measured material.»
Visualizations aid in communication / presentation (+) Positive One or more sentences p. 17 «In particular, keep in mind at all times that a graph is intended to make a specific point, and its visual appearance should convey that point.»
Visualizations are abstracted by limitations of perception (*) Mentioned without valuation pp. 3-5
Visualizations group information (+) Positive One or more sentences p. 16 «A graph is more than the sum of its parts, the components must be organized in a way that facilitates our seeing the relations among them.»
Visualizations reduce effort (+) Positive One or more paragraphs pp. 10-11 «In both these cases, the selection of a graph type unsuitable for the data means more work for the reader…»
Visualizations show visual patterns (+-) Ambivalent One or more subsections pp. 7-8 «Our visual system and memory system tend to make a direct connection between the properties of a pattern and the properties of the entities symbolized by that pattern.»
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(Visualizations reduce effort --builds on-> Visualizations show visual patterns) (*) Mentinoed One or more paragraphs p. 12 «The grouping into columns is misleading and so to read the graph one has to override the initial visual impression, expending time and effort.»
(Visual perception has high bandwidth --builds on-> Visualizations show visual patterns) (*) Mentinoed One or more paragraphs p. 10 «Although we can consider only about four groups at a time, we can absorb much more information if the information is translated into visual patterns.»
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