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Visualizations can be designed to show (almost) only information that is needed to solve a given task.

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

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H. Wainer 1984 How to Display Data Badly 0 0 1 6 0
H. Wainer 1990 Graphical Visions from William Playfair to John Tukey 0 0 1 8 0
J. Norman 2000 Differentiating Diagrams: A New Approach 0 0 1 3 0
E. R. Tufte 2001[1983] The Visual Display of Quantitative Information 0 1 0 16 5
J. J. Thomas 2005 Illuminating the Path: The Research and Development Agenda for Visual Analytics 0 1 0 13 0
D. J. Muscatello et al. 2006 Communicating population health statistics through graphs: a randomised controlled trial of graph design interventions 0 0 1 4 0
S. M. Kosslyn 2006 Graph Design for the Eye and Mind 0 1 0 11 0
D. C. Gooding 2010 Visualizing Scientific Inference 0 0 1 21 0
S. D. Lathrop, S. Wintermute and J. E. Laird 2011 Exploring the Functional Advantages of Spatial and Visual Cognition From an Architectural Perspective 0 0 1 6 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
C. Lueder 2012 Diagram Ecologies - Diagrams as Science and Game Board 0 0 1 6 0
M. Hegarty 2013 Cognition, Metacognition, and the Design of Maps 0 0 1 9 0
A. Gelman and A. Unwin 2013 Infovis and Statistical Graphics: Different Goals, Different Looks 0 0 1 21 2
L. J. Trevena et al. 2013 Presenting Quantitative Information about Decision Outcomes: A Risk Communication Primer for Patient Decision Aid Developers 0 0 1 13 0
R. E. Patterson et al. 2014 A Human Cognition Framework for Information Visualization 0 0 1 18 0
H. C. Purchase 2014 Twelve Years of Diagrams Research 0 0 1 16 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 The Cognitive Design of Tools of Thought 0 0 1 13 0
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Streeb, Dirk: D. J. Muscatello et al. [2006]: Communicating population health statistics through graphs: a randomised controlled trial of graph design interventions doi:10.1186/1741-7015-4-33 - 20.03.18 10:49 (+) Positive One or more subsections sec. Volume of information Reducing information in graphs should improve reader performance. […] …the intervention raised the comprehension rate by 20% even for university-educated participants.
Streeb, Dirk: L. J. Trevena et al. [2013]: Presenting Quantitative Information about Decision Outcomes: A Risk Communication Primer for Patient Decision Aid Developers doi:10.1186/1472-6947-13-S2-S7 - 19.03.18 07:22 (+) Positive One or more sentences pp. 6–7 Enhancing accuracy in estimates can be aided by displaying only the most crucial elements…
Streeb, Dirk: H. Wainer [1990]: Graphical Visions from William Playfair to John Tukey doi:10.2307/2245821 - 12.03.18 08:16 (?) Questioned One or more sentences p. 341 Austerity may serve certain purposes, but humans often prefer, even require, more. Although I shudder to consider it, perhaps there is something to be learned from the success enjoyed by the multi-colored, three-dimensional pie charts that clutter the pages of USA Today, Time and Newsweek. I sure hope not much.
Streeb, Dirk: S. D. Lathrop, S. Wintermute and J. E. Laird [2011]: Exploring the Functional Advantages of Spatial and Visual Cognition From an Architectural Perspective doi:10.1111/j.1756-8765.2010.01130.x - 10.03.18 10:42 (?) Questioned One or more paragraphs p. 800 At the other extreme, the spatial and depictive representations are low in terms of discretion and scope, as they provide many details but are limited to spatial and visual information.
Streeb, Dirk: J. J. Thomas [2005]: Illuminating the Path: The Research and Development Agenda for Visual Analytics isbn:0-7695-2323-4 - 08.03.18 09:07 (+) Positive One or more sentences p. 71 The visual representation should provide neither more nor less information than that needed for the task at hand.
Streeb, Dirk: S. M. Kosslyn [2006]: Graph Design for the Eye and Mind isbn:978-0-19-531184-6 - 03.03.18 13:12 (+) Positive One or more sentences p. 6 …presenting too much [information] will overwhelm them with needless detail.
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 (+) Positive One or more sentences p. 453 Similarly, one might use an interactive interface to filter information in a complex database so that only task-relevant information is displayed.
Streeb, Dirk: H. Wainer [1984]: How to Display Data Badly doi:10.1080/00031305.1984.10483186 - 02.03.18 12:48 (+) Positive Implicitly p. 139
Streeb, Dirk: A. Gelman and A. Unwin [2013]: Infovis and Statistical Graphics: Different Goals, Different Looks doi:10.1080/10618600.2012.761137 - 27.02.18 16:15 (+) Positive One or more sentences p. 22 To use a literary analogy, statisticians tend to prefer Orwell’s (1946) dictum that “good prose is like a window pane,”
Streeb, Dirk: E. R. Tufte [2001[1983]]: The Visual Display of Quantitative Information isbn:978-0-9613921-4-7 - 05.02.18 12:03 (+) Positive One or more chapters (books only) Ch. 6 Data-ink maximization and graphical design
Streeb, Dirk: J. Norman [2000]: Differentiating Diagrams: A New Approach isbn:978-3-540-67915-8 - 26.01.18 08:20 (++) 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: R. E. Patterson et al. [2014]: A Human Cognition Framework for Information Visualization doi:10.1016/j.cag.2014.03.002 - 25.01.18 14:01 (+) Positive
Streeb, Dirk: H. C. Purchase [2014]: Twelve Years of Diagrams Research doi:10.1016/j.jvlc.2013.11.004 - 25.01.18 13:46 (+) Positive
Streeb, Dirk: D. C. Gooding [2010]: Visualizing Scientific Inference doi:10.1111/j.1756-8765.2009.01048.x - 25.01.18 09:22 (+) 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: C. Lueder [2012]: Diagram Ecologies - Diagrams as Science and Game Board doi:10.1007/978-3-642-31223-6_23 - 25.01.18 09:11 (+) 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
Streeb, Dirk: M. Hegarty [2013]: Cognition, Metacognition, and the Design of Maps doi:10.1177/0963721412469395 - 24.01.18 08:23 (+) Positive
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