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Coding: Streeb, Dirk: R. Spence [2007[2001]]: Information visualization: Design for interaction isbn:978-0-12-206550-4 - 05.02.18 10:30

Publication R. Spence [2007[2001]]: Information visualization: Design for interaction isbn:978-0-12-206550-4
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Visualizations are compact (+) Positive One or more sentences p. 9 «In some cases every available pixel is harnessed to provide a display that can lead to understanding.»
Visualizations are easy to memorize (+) Positive Less than a sentence p. 2 «…and the map's essential features remain in our memory long after we have ceased looking at it.»
Visualizations distort usefully (+) Positive One or more sentences p. 3 «He gave his map the orderly precision of an electrical wiring system…»
Visualizations drive attention (+-) Ambivalent One or more sentences p. 10 «…the relevance of inattentional blindness is clear.»
Visualizations group information (+) Positive One or more sentences p. 8 «…illustrates the potential benefit of rearrangement of the visual representation of data.»
Visualizations integrate views/data (+) Positive One or more sentences p. 9 «In al these examples modern computers beneficially facilitate the display of many different views of data.»
Visualizations leave room for human judgement (*) Mentioned without valuation p. 3 «Workers at the nearby brewery were noted to be relatively free of cholera, for reasons that can be left to the imagination.»
Visualizations preserve topology (+) Positive One or more sentences p. 3 «…that as long as the stations were presented in their correct sequence with their interchanges clearly delineated, he could freely distort the scale and, indeed, abandon it altogether!»
Visualizations reduce effort (+) Positive Less than a sentence p. 2 «Overall, we gain considerable understanding from Minard's map without the need to read about the expedition…»
Visualizations re-represent structures (+) Positive One or more sentences p. 6
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(Visualizations distort usefully --builds on-> Visualizations preserve topology) (*) Mentinoed One or more sentences p. 3
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