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AlphabetCompression Visualization enables alphabet compression B 3 3
Externalization Visualizations are external physical entities , , , , B 16 17
InformationLoss Visualization causes information loss B 0 0
LogicMathematic Visualization follows logic and mathematic laws B 2 2
MediaConstraints Visualizations are constrained by available media technology , , , , B 0 0
PhysicalConstraints Visualizations are constrained by the physical world , , , , B 4 5
ReducesDistortion Visualization reduces potential distortion B 0 0
SpatialConstraints Visualizations are constrained by the properties of spaces , B 1 1
StorageInvariance Visualizations are invariant to data storage formats B 1 1
TopologyPreservation Visualizations preserve topology B 8 8
CombinationWithLanguage Visualizations are combined with language S 17 17
ConflictingSpace Spatial mappings conflict S 2 2
ConsistentNotation Visualizations use notation consistently S 0 0
CulturalMeaning Symbols carry „cultural“ meaning S 7 8
DifferentMappings Visualization allows for different mappings S 0 0
DifferentMeanings Symbols carry different meanings S 3 3
Essence Visualization conveys essence S 0 0
FlexibleNotation Visualizations allow flexible notation , S 8 8
Homogeniety Visual entities are homogeneous S 2 2
Iconicity Symbols are iconic S 4 5
LimitedAbstraction Visual entities are not completely abstract S 7 7
MeaningfulSpace Space carries meaning S 23 23
MeaningfulSymbols Symbols carry meaning S 12 12
Misleading Visualizations may be misleading S 0 0
ModelDataRelation Visualizations relate model and data directly , S 2 2
MultipleMeanings Visual statements carry multiple meanings S 3 3
NaturalMeaning Symbols carry „natural“ meaning S 9 9
ReductiveProcess Visualization is a reductive process S 1 1
ShowInvisibles Visual statements show invisibles S 7 7
Abstraction Visualizations abstract structures D 31 31
AdditionalRelationships Visualizations show additional relationships D 18 18
Aesthetics Visualizations are aesthetic D 16 17
Ambiguity Visualizations are ambiguous D 7 8
Analogies Visualizations use analogies D 13 14
Animation Visualizations are animated D 9 10
Compactness Visualizations are compact D 10 10
ConstraintExternalization Visualizations externalize constraints D 9 10
Context Visualizations provide context D 21 22
DirectReasoning Visualizations emphasize a direction of reasoning D 1 1
Discreteness Visualizations are discrete D 20 20
EmphasizeParts Visualizations emphasize parts D 20 21
ExplicitMissingParts Visualizations make missing parts explicit D 6 6
Flattness Visualizations are flat D 1 1
GlobalStability Visualizations are globally stable D 10 10
GroupInformation Visualizations group information D 13 13
GroupInformationDimensions Visualizations group information – dimensions of objects D 3 3
GroupInformationObjects Visualizations group information – objects D 2 2
GuideReasoning Visualizations guide reasoning , D 1 1
InformationAccumulation Visualization accumulates information D 9 9
IntegrateViews Visualizations integrate views/data D 13 13
Localization Visualizations localize information D 6 7
MeaningfulParts Partial structures carry meaning , D 1 1
MinimalLabeling Visualizations minimize labeling D 2 2
NeedsAnalysis Visualization is ineffective without analysis D 0 0
OvercomeBiases Visualizations help overcome cognitive biases D 7 8
PartialRedundance Visualizations are (partially) redundant D 5 5
SpatialIndexStructure Visualizations provide a spatial index structure D 10 11
Specificity Visualizations are specific D 18 19
StaticTime Visualizations represent time statically D 7 7
TaskEfficiency Visualization enables cost-effective task performance D 0 0
UsefulDistortion Visualizations distort usefully D 11 11
AbstractionByPerception Visualizations are abstracted by limitations of perception I 7 7
AccessibleData Visualizations make data accessible , I 16 18
ActiveLearning Active engagement enables direct learning I 11 12
AttentionDriving Visualizations drive attention I 27 30
Bandwidth Visual perception has high bandwidth I 13 14
ContextPerception Perception is relative to visual context I 2 2
EnhancedStructures Perception enhances visual structures I 5 5
HeuristicInteraction Visualizations enable heuristic interaction I 5 5
ImplicitLearning Visualizations enable expertise building / implicit learning I 9 9
InferredStructures Perception infers abstract structures I 29 31
Interaction Visualizations are open for interaction I 38 42
IrrespectiveOfConstruction Visualizations do not require knowledge about rules of construction I 4 4
ParallelPerception Visualizations enable parallel perceptual processing I 1 1
Precision Visualizations are precise (i.e., verbose) I 7 7
Provenance Visualizations track provenance I 4 4
RapidObservation Visualization enables rapid observation I 0 0
ReferenceSystemPerception Perception is relative to a reference system I 1 1
TimeSaving Visualization saves time I 0 0
VisualPatterns Visualizations show visual patterns I 44 46
AdditionalExplanation Visualizations provide an additional explanation C 5 5
AidResuming Visualizations aid in resuming , C 1 1
CognitionAmplification Visualization amplifies cognition C 0 0
Confidence Visualization provides confidence C 0 0
ContextDisambiguates Context disambiguates C 7 7
EffortReduction Visualizations reduce effort C 9 9
EnableComplexStructures Visualizations enable to work on more complex conceptual structures C 3 4
EncourageCounterfactual Visualizations encourage counterfactual approaches C 2 2
ExternalMemory Visualizations support external memorization C 21 21
FalseAssumptions Visualizations reveal false assumptions C 5 5
FlexibleUsage Visualizations enable flexible usage , , C 5 5
FocusThoughts Visualizations serve to focuse/reorganize/explore thoughts , C 6 6
Forgiveness Visualizations are forgiving , , C 10 10
GainInsight Visualization helps gaining insight C 0 0
HarmfulMappings Some visual mappings are considered harmful C 0 0
IdeasByAmbiguity Ambiguity/inconsistency catalyses ideas C 7 7
IdeaStimulation Visualizations stimulate ideas and hypotheses C 2 2
KnowledgeAugmentation Visualizations are augmented with knowledge C 14 14
Memorizability Visualizations are easy to memorize , C 6 6
MentalInteraction Visualizations are open for mental interaction C 11 12
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