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Coding: Streeb, Dirk: S. M. Kosslyn [2006]: Graph Design for the Eye and Mind isbn:978-0-19-531184-6 - 03.03.18 13:12

Publication S. M. Kosslyn [2006]: Graph Design for the Eye and Mind isbn:978-0-19-531184-6
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Symbols carry „cultural“ meaning (*) Mentioned without valuation One or more sentences p. 16 «Cultural Conventions. The appearance of a pattern should be compatible with what it symbolizes.»
Symbols carry „natural“ meaning (+-) Ambivalent One or more paragraphs p. 15 «We are impaired when the two messages, that from the physical stimulus itself and that from the meaning, conflict.»
Visualizations are abstracted by limitations of perception (+) Positive One or more paragraphs pp. 8ff «As a result, you see the image better when the picture is blurred.»
Visualizations are aesthetic (=) Neutral One or more sentences p. 5 «Whereas a graph used solely to analyze data need not be attractive, a graph used to communicate should be visually inviting.»
Visualizations are discrete (+) Positive One or more sentences p. 6 «…presenting too much [information] will overwhelm them with needless detail.»
Visualizations are precise (i.e., verbose) (+) Positive One or more sentences p. 5 «Graphs can also allow us to appreciate the quantitative relations among multiple elements and thus can provide us with precise information.»
Visualizations are specific (+) Positive One or more sentences p. 6 «Graphs and other sorts of visual displays serve to help readers answer a particular question, be it very specific […] or relatively general…»
Visualizations drive attention (+) Positive One or more paragraphs p. 6 «…direct the reader's attention through the display…»
Visualizations reduce effort (+) Positive One or more sentences p. 20
Visualizations show additional relationships (+) Positive One or more sentences p. 27 «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 show visual patterns (+) Positive One or more sentences p. 18 «Although we can consider only about four groups at a time, we can absorb much more information if it is translated into visual patterns.»
Visualizations show visual patterns (+) Positive One or more sentences p. 10
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