Z: Why vis?

Node: Visual entities are homogeneous

Descriptor Homogeniety
Argumentative standpoint Semiotics
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Visualizations map entities of different types to visual representations, which are of the same kind and thus easier to put in relation to each other. For example, a bar chart on the speed of light, sound in air, a plane, a horse, and the growth of bamboo shows distinct objects like electromagnetic waves, pressure waves, human artifacts, animals, and size change of a plant as visual representations of the same kind, i.e., rectangles.

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

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E. R. Tufte 2001[1983] The Visual Display of Quantitative Information 0 1 0 16 5
S. Krämer 2014 Zur Grammatik der Diagrammatik 0 0 1 15 0
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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 sentences pp. 46 This meant, quite simply but quite profoundly, that any variable quantity could be placed in relation to any other variable quantity, measured for the same units of observation.
Streeb, Dirk: S. Krämer [2014]: Zur Grammatik der Diagrammatik doi:10.1007/BF03379712 - 24.01.18 12:17 (+) Positive
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