Information Visualization: Perception for Design
Information Visualization is the major revision of a classic work on information visualization. This book explores the art and science of why we see objects the way we do. Based on the science of perception and vision, the author presents the key principles at work for a wide range of applications - resulting in visualization of improved clarity, utility, and persuasiveness. This is the first work to use the science of perception to help serious designers and analysts optimize understanding and perception of their data visualizations.
This unique and essential guide to human visual perception and related cognitive principles will enrich courses on information visualization and empower designers to see their way forward. Its updated review of empirical research and interface design examples will do much to accelerate innovation and adoption of information visualization. New to this edition are a new chapter on visual thinking, new sections on face perception and flow visualization, and a much-expanded chapter on color and color sequences.
This book will appeal to interaction designers; graphic designers of all kinds (including web designers); financial analysts; research scientists and engineers; data miners; and managers faced with information-intensive challenges.
*First work to use the science of perception to help serious designers and analysts optimize understanding and perception of their data visualizations.
* Major revision of this classic work, with a new chapter on visual thinking, new sections on face perception and flow visualization, and a much expanded chapter on color and color sequences.
*New to this edition is the full color treatment throughout, to better display over 400 illustrations.
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Visual Objects and Data Objects
ImageBased Object Recognition
StructureBased Object Recognition
The Object Display and ObjectBased Diagrams
Figure 721 Results of the study of shape perception by
Space Perception and the
Neurons Receptive Fields and Brightness Illusions
Luminance Brightness Lightness and Gamma
Applications of Color in Visualization
Visual Attention and Information
Searching the Visual Field
Neural Processing Graphemes and Tuned Receptors
Figure 524 Another example of a sliver plot Three variables
Figure 531 Examples of glyphs coded according to two display
Figure 532 Graphical attributes that may be used in glyph
Static and Moving Patterns
Figure 63 The principle of spatial concentration The dot labeled
Figure 621 The results of Field et al 1993 suggest
The Perceptual Syntax of Diagrams
Figure 634 The visual grammar of map elements
First we consider the simplest casedata represented by a series
Images Words and Gestures
Visual and Spoken Language
Animated Visual Languages
Interacting with Visualizations
Data Selection and Manipulation Loop
Exploration and Navigation Loop
Figure 1019 In a visualization system it is often useful
Thinking with Visualizations
Problem Solving with Visualizations
CIE Color Measurement System
The Perceptual Evaluation
Practical Problems in Conducting User Studies