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Publication: A. V. Moere and H. C. Purchase [2011]: On the role of design in information visualization doi:10.1177/1473871611415996

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Title On the role of design in information visualization
Authors
  1. Moere, Andrew Vande
  2. Purchase, Helen C.
Year 2011
DOI 10.1177/1473871611415996
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@article{Moere2011,
 title = {On the role of design in information visualization},
 author = {Moere, Andrew Vande and Purchase, Helen C.},
 year = {2011},
 doi = {10.1177/1473871611415996},
 journal = {Information Visualization},
 number = {4},
 pages = {356--371},
 volume = {10}
}

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Visualizations are aesthetic (-) 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: Feb. 21, 2018
Visualizations are aesthetic (*) Mentioned without valuation Basically all of the publication p. 356 «…placing less weight on alternative concerns such as aesthetics…» Streeb, Dirk: Feb. 21, 2018
Visualizations are easy to memorize (+) Positive Less than a sentence p. 363 «Recent empirical results show how apparently non-utilitarian ‘visual embellishments’ in the form of meaningful metaphors do not affect interpretation accuracy, but positively influence long-term recall in simple infographic charts. 41 Whether the same is true for more complex or interactive information visualization techniques is yet unknown.» Streeb, Dirk: Feb. 21, 2018
Visualizations leave room for human judgement (+) Positive Less than a sentence p. 356 «These tools [visualizations] permit the exploration, unanticipated discovery and subjective interpretation of data…» Streeb, Dirk: Feb. 21, 2018
Visualizations make data accessible (+) Positive Less than a sentence p. 356 «These tools [visualizations] permit the exploration, unanticipated discovery and subjective interpretation of data…» Streeb, Dirk: Feb. 21, 2018
Visualizations make information understandable (+) Positive Less than a sentence p. 357 «With its inherent ability to represent complex data in understandable form…» Streeb, Dirk: Feb. 21, 2018
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(Visualizations are easy to memorize --builds on-> Visualizations are aesthetic) (*) Mentinoed One or more sentences p. 363 «Recent empirical results show how apparently non-utilitarian ‘visual embellishments’ in the form of meaningful metaphors do not affect interpretation accuracy, but positively influence long-term recall in simple infographic charts. 41 Whether the same is true for more complex or interactive information visualization techniques is yet unknown.» Streeb, Dirk: Feb. 21, 2018
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