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Node: Visualizations distort usefully

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Visualizations can distort information to facilitate some tasks at the cost of making other tasks more difficult or impossible.

Last updated 3 years ago (June 22, 2018) by Streeb, Dirk

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S. K. Card, J. D. Mackinlay and B. Shneiderman 1999 Readings in Information Visualization – Using Vision to Think 0 1 1 18 4
R. Spence 2007[2001] Information visualization: Design for interaction 0 1 0 10 1
H. C. Purchase et al. 2008 Theoretical Foundations of Information Visualization 0 0 1 9 0
M. Hegarty 2011 The Cognitive Science of Visual-Spatial Displays: Implications for Design 0 0 1 25 4
B. Tversky 2011 Visualizing Thought 0 0 1 36 0
P. Parsons and K. Sedig 2014 Adjustable Properties of Visual Representations: Improving the Quality of Human-Information Interaction 0 0 1 9 3
M. Correll and M. Gleicher 2014 Bad for Data, Good for the Brain : Knowledge-First Axioms For Visualization Design 0 0 1 6 0
A. Groß 2015 Die Bildpädagogik Otto Neuraths: Methodische Prinzipien der Darstellung von Wissen 0 0 1 20 0
M. T. McCrudden and D. N. Rapp 2015 How Visual Displays Affect Cognitive Processing 0 0 1 19 0
B. Tversky 2015 On Abstraction and Ambiguity 0 0 1 17 0
B. Tversky 2015 The Cognitive Design of Tools of Thought 0 0 1 13 0
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Streeb, Dirk: H. C. Purchase et al. [2008]: Theoretical Foundations of Information Visualization doi:10.1007/978-3-540-70956-5_3 - 12.03.18 10:35 (+) Positive One or more sentences p. 55 Distortion techniques such as lens effects and occlusion reduction also provide the analyst with trade-offs between accuracy and visual clarity. Each results in a transformation (typically of an object’s position on the screen) that is meant to improve the local interpretability at the cost of accuracy of global relations.
Streeb, Dirk: P. Parsons and K. Sedig [2014]: Adjustable Properties of Visual Representations: Improving the Quality of Human-Information Interaction doi:10.1002/asi.23002 - 08.03.18 14:09 (+) Positive One or more sentences p. 467 Another well-known example involves the famous London Underground map. When introduced, although the map had a low geometric fidelity value, it encoded the topology of the subway network in a manner that facilitated pertinent tasks. It is reported that people found the map much more useful than the previous map that had a higher geometric fidelity value, as they did not require a high geometric accuracy value for the types of activities they were performing…
Streeb, Dirk: M. Hegarty [2011]: The Cognitive Science of Visual-Spatial Displays: Implications for Design doi:10.1111/j.1756-8765.2011.01150.x - 02.03.18 13:46 (*) Mentioned without valuation One or more sentences pp. 448f Iconic displays can also distort reality. For example, many subway maps show the connectivity between subway stations while distorting the distance, and maps of the earth’s surface involve distortions because they project a three-dimensional entity on a two-dimensional space.
Streeb, Dirk: S. K. Card, J. D. Mackinlay and B. Shneiderman [1999]: Readings in Information Visualization – Using Vision to Think isbn:978-1-55860-533-6 - 06.02.18 12:59 (+) Positive One or more paragraphs p. 4 Each type of map sacrifices accurate representation of some physical property of the earth, because its true purpose is to support specific calculations.
Streeb, Dirk: R. Spence [2007[2001]]: Information visualization: Design for interaction isbn:978-0-12-206550-4 - 05.02.18 10:30 (+) Positive One or more sentences p. 3 He gave his map the orderly precision of an electrical wiring system…
Streeb, Dirk: M. Correll and M. Gleicher [2014]: Bad for Data, Good for the Brain : Knowledge-First Axioms For Visualization Design - 25.01.18 16:14 (++) Central positive
Streeb, Dirk: B. Tversky [2011]: Visualizing Thought doi:10.1111/j.1756-8765.2010.01113.x - 25.01.18 15:25 (+) Positive
Streeb, Dirk: M. T. McCrudden and D. N. Rapp [2015]: How Visual Displays Affect Cognitive Processing doi:10.1007/s10648-015-9342-2 - 25.01.18 14:11 (+) Positive
Streeb, Dirk: A. Groß [2015]: Die Bildpädagogik Otto Neuraths: Methodische Prinzipien der Darstellung von Wissen doi:10.1007/978-3-319-16316-1 - 25.01.18 09:14 (+) Positive
Streeb, Dirk: B. Tversky [2015]: On Abstraction and Ambiguity doi:10.1007/978-94-017-9297-4_13 - 24.01.18 12:35 (+) Positive
Streeb, Dirk: B. Tversky [2015]: The Cognitive Design of Tools of Thought doi:10.1007/s13164-014-0214-3 - 24.01.18 12:31 (+) Positive
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