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Node: Visualizations are aesthetic

Descriptor Aesthetics
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Visualizations can be more pleasantly looking than a comparable textual description.

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

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H. Wainer 1990 Graphical Visions from William Playfair to John Tukey 0 0 1 8 0
S. Bertschi and N. Bubenhofer 2005 Linguistic Learning: A New Conceptual Focus in Knowledge Visualization 0 0 1 18 0
J. J. van Wijk 2005 The Value of Visualization 0 0 1 6 0
S. M. Kosslyn 2006 Graph Design for the Eye and Mind 0 1 0 11 0
A. C. Telea 2008 Data visualization - principles and practice 0 1 0 9 2
D. A. Keim et al. 2010 Mastering the Information Age Solving Problems with Visual Analytics 0 1 0 17 2
A. V. Moere and H. C. Purchase 2011 On the role of design in information visualization 0 0 1 5 1
D. J. Spiegelhalter, M. Pearson and I. Short 2011 Visualizing Uncertainty About the Future 0 0 1 8 0
C. Lueder 2012 Diagram Ecologies - Diagrams as Science and Game Board 0 0 1 6 0
W. Gaissmaier et al. 2012 Numbers Can Be Worth a Thousand Pictures: Individual Differences in Understanding Graphical and Numerical Representations of Health-Related Information 0 1 1 8 0
A. Gelman and A. Unwin 2013 Infovis and Statistical Graphics: Different Goals, Different Looks 0 0 1 21 2
A. Gelman and A. Unwin 2013 Tradeoffs in Information Graphics 0 0 1 2 0
J. T. Stasko 2014 Value-Driven Evaluation of Visualizations 0 0 1 13 0
T. Munzner 2014 Visualization Analysis & Design 0 0 1 15 0
A. Groß 2015 Die Bildpädagogik Otto Neuraths: Methodische Prinzipien der Darstellung von Wissen 0 0 1 20 0
M. O. Ward, G. G. Grinstein and D. A. Keim 2015[2010] Interactive Data Visualization: Foundations, Techniques, and Applications 0 1 0 6 0
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Streeb, Dirk: J. T. Stasko [2014]: Value-Driven Evaluation of Visualizations doi:10.1145/2669557.2669579 - 19.03.18 10:16 (+) Positive One or more sentences sec. 5 Visualizations also can provide aesthetic impact and value.
Streeb, Dirk: H. Wainer [1990]: Graphical Visions from William Playfair to John Tukey doi:10.2307/2245821 - 12.03.18 08:16 (+) Positive One or more subsections p. 341 Tukey's conclusion that impact is n important characteristic of a display seems to have developed, at least partially, in reaction to Tufte.Tufte's extreme view of the importance of maximizing the data:ink ratio (data:pixel ratio in modern parlance) has led many of us to reconsider the aesthetics of graphics.
Streeb, Dirk: D. A. Keim et al. [2010]: Mastering the Information Age Solving Problems with Visual Analytics isbn:978-3-905673-77-7 - 10.03.18 14:06 (*) Mentioned without valuation One or more sentences p. 124 At a more detailed level, this relates to design decisions such as ratios between blank space and ‘used’ space, text lists vs. graphic display, and display aesthetics.
Streeb, Dirk: S. M. Kosslyn [2006]: Graph Design for the Eye and Mind isbn:978-0-19-531184-6 - 03.03.18 13:12 (=) 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.
Streeb, Dirk: M. O. Ward, G. G. Grinstein and D. A. Keim [2015[2010]]: Interactive Data Visualization: Foundations, Techniques, and Applications isbn:978-1-4822-5737-3 - 03.03.18 12:15 (+) Positive Less than a sentence p. 6 …visualizations that are more aesthetic…
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 paragraphs p. 3 We worry that designers of nonstatistical data graphics are not so focused on conveying information and that the very beauty of many professionally produced images may, paradoxically, stand in the way of better understanding of data in many situations.
Streeb, Dirk: A. Gelman and A. Unwin [2013]: Tradeoffs in Information Graphics doi:10.1080/10618600.2012.761141 - 27.02.18 15:52 (+-) Ambivalent Basically all of the publication p. 45 Our graphs are better for revealing trends and comparisons in the data; hers is better for attracting interest in the underlying story.
Streeb, Dirk: J. J. van Wijk [2005]: The Value of Visualization doi:10.1109/VISUAL.2005.1532781 - 25.02.18 13:35 (+) Positive One or more sentences sec. 6.2 Some of the images we produce have a clear aesthetic value.
Streeb, Dirk: A. V. Moere and H. C. Purchase [2011]: On the role of design in information visualization doi:10.1177/1473871611415996 - 21.02.18 16:33 (-) Negative One or more sentences p. 361 Although an academic researcher might be knowledgeable of specific representation techniques that are empirically proven to be task-effective, these techniques might be intrinsically visually unappealing, and therefore not adopted in practice.
Streeb, Dirk: A. V. Moere and H. C. Purchase [2011]: On the role of design in information visualization doi:10.1177/1473871611415996 - 21.02.18 16:33 (*) Mentioned without valuation Basically all of the publication p. 356 …placing less weight on alternative concerns such as aesthetics…
Streeb, Dirk: A. C. Telea [2008]: Data visualization - principles and practice isbn:978-1-56881-306-6 - 05.02.18 09:46 (+) Positive One or more sentences p. 7 Such images are intriguing and interesting to the eye.
Streeb, Dirk: T. Munzner [2014]: Visualization Analysis & Design isbn:978-1-4665-0891-0 - 26.01.18 08:25 (+) Positive
Streeb, Dirk: W. Gaissmaier et al. [2012]: Numbers Can Be Worth a Thousand Pictures: Individual Differences in Understanding Graphical and Numerical Representations of Health-Related Information doi:10.1037/a0024850 - 25.01.18 15:06 (+) Positive
Streeb, Dirk: D. J. Spiegelhalter, M. Pearson and I. Short [2011]: Visualizing Uncertainty About the Future doi:10.1126/science.1191181 - 25.01.18 13:51 (+) 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: S. Bertschi and N. Bubenhofer [2005]: Linguistic Learning: A New Conceptual Focus in Knowledge Visualization doi:10.1109/IV.2005.71 - 24.01.18 13:01 (+) Positive
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