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Publication: J. Fekete et al. [2008]: The Value of Information Visualization doi:10.1007/978-3-540-70956-5_1

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Title The Value of Information Visualization
Authors
  1. Fekete, Jean-Daniel
  2. van Wijk, Jarke J.
  3. Stasko, John T.
  4. North, Chris
Year 2008
DOI 10.1007/978-3-540-70956-5_1
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@incollection{Fekete2008,
 title = {The Value of Information Visualization},
 author = {Fekete, Jean-Daniel and van Wijk, Jarke J. and Stasko, John T. and North, Chris},
 year = {2008},
 booktitle = {Information Visualization: Human-Centered Issues and Perspectives},
 doi = {10.1007/978-3-540-70956-5_1},
 publisher = {Springer}
}

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Perception infers abstract structures (+) Positive One or more sentences p. 6 «Enabling perceptual inference operations» Streeb, Dirk: Feb. 26, 2018
Visualizations are open for interaction (+) Positive One or more sentences p. 6 «Encoding info in a manipulable medium» Streeb, Dirk: Feb. 26, 2018
Visualizations are precise (i.e., verbose) (+) Positive One or more sentences p. 12 «Anscombe’s Quartet demonstrates that looking at the shape of the data is sometimes better than relying on statistical characterizations alone.» Streeb, Dirk: Feb. 26, 2018
Visualizations drive attention (+) Positive One or more sentences p. 6 «Using perceptual attention mechanisms for monitoring» Streeb, Dirk: Feb. 26, 2018
Visualizations enable application of visuospatial skills to abstract domains (+) Positive One or more paragraphs p. 6 «…graphical visualization can support more efficient task performance by allowing substitution of rapid perceptual inferences for difficult logical inferences…» Streeb, Dirk: Feb. 26, 2018
Visualizations provide a spatial index structure (+) Positive Less than a sentence p. 6 «…reducing the search for information required for task completion.» Streeb, Dirk: Feb. 26, 2018
Visualizations reduce effort (+) Positive One or more sentences p. 5 «The simple act of plotting the spreadsheet data in this more meaningfully communicative form makes these kinds of analytic queries easier to answer correctly and more rapidly.» Streeb, Dirk: Feb. 26, 2018
Visualizations re-represent structures (+) Positive One or more sentences p. 6 «…it is vital to match the representation used in a visualization to the task it is addressing» Streeb, Dirk: Feb. 26, 2018
Visualizations reveal false assumptions (+) Positive One or more sentences p. 13 «It remains remarkably effective at filtering-out noise from useful data…» Streeb, Dirk: Feb. 26, 2018
Visualizations show visual patterns (+) Positive One or more sentences p. 4 «if vision perceives some pattern, there might be a pattern in the data that reveals a structure.» Streeb, Dirk: Feb. 26, 2018
Visualizations support external memorization (+) Positive One or more paragraphs p. 6 «The core of the benefits provided by visuals seems to hinge upon their acting as a frame of reference or as a temporary storage area for human cognitive processes.» Streeb, Dirk: Feb. 26, 2018
Visual perception has high bandwidth (+) Positive One or more paragraphs p. 7 «According to Information Theory, vision is the sense that has the largest bandwidth: 100 Mb/s.» Streeb, Dirk: Feb. 26, 2018
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