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Publication: S. M. Kosslyn [2006]: Graph Design for the Eye and Mind isbn:978-0-19-531184-6

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Title Graph Design for the Eye and Mind
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  1. Kosslyn, Stephen Michael
Year 2006
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ISBN 978-0-19-531184-6
@book{Kosslyn2006,
 title = {Graph Design for the Eye and Mind},
 author = {Kosslyn, Stephen Michael},
 year = {2006},
 editor = {},
 isbn = {978-0-19-531184-6},
 publisher = {Oxford University Press}
}

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Symbols carry „cultural“ meaning (*) Mentioned without valuation One or more sentences p. 16 «Cultural Conventions. The appearance of a pattern should be compatible with what it symbolizes.» Streeb, Dirk: March 3, 2018
Symbols carry „natural“ meaning (+-) Ambivalent One or more paragraphs p. 15 «We are impaired when the two messages, that from the physical stimulus itself and that from the meaning, conflict.» Streeb, Dirk: March 3, 2018
Visualizations are abstracted by limitations of perception (+) Positive One or more paragraphs pp. 8ff «As a result, you see the image better when the picture is blurred.» Streeb, Dirk: March 3, 2018
Visualizations are aesthetic (=) 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: March 3, 2018
Visualizations are discrete (+) Positive One or more sentences p. 6 «…presenting too much [information] will overwhelm them with needless detail.» Streeb, Dirk: March 3, 2018
Visualizations are precise (i.e., verbose) (+) Positive One or more sentences p. 5 «Graphs can also allow us to appreciate the quantitative relations among multiple elements and thus can provide us with precise information.» Streeb, Dirk: March 3, 2018
Visualizations are specific (+) Positive One or more sentences p. 6 «Graphs and other sorts of visual displays serve to help readers answer a particular question, be it very specific […] or relatively general…» Streeb, Dirk: March 3, 2018
Visualizations drive attention (+) Positive One or more paragraphs p. 6 «…direct the reader's attention through the display…» Streeb, Dirk: March 3, 2018
Visualizations reduce effort (+) Positive One or more sentences p. 20 Streeb, Dirk: March 3, 2018
Visualizations show additional relationships (+) Positive One or more sentences p. 27 «A graph is more than the sum of its parts; the components must be organized in a way that facilitates our seeing the relations among them.» Streeb, Dirk: March 3, 2018
Visualizations show visual patterns (+) Positive One or more sentences p. 18 «Although we can consider only about four groups at a time, we can absorb much more information if it is translated into visual patterns.» Streeb, Dirk: March 3, 2018
Visualizations show visual patterns (+) Positive One or more sentences p. 10 Streeb, Dirk: March 3, 2018
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