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A Framework for Visualizing Information

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  • Describes a framework to make information visualization systems easier to develop through the creation of a reference model

  • Develops and discusses the general utility of this Data State Model, and validates it by applying it to various visualization techniques

Part of the book series: Human–Computer Interaction Series (HCIS, volume 1)

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Table of contents (9 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Introduction

    • Ed H. Chi
    Pages 1-11
  3. Data State Reference Model

    • Ed H. Chi
    Pages 13-41
  4. Validation of Model

    • Ed H. Chi
    Pages 43-50
  5. Expressiveness of Data State Model

    • Ed H. Chi
    Pages 51-63
  6. Implementation Experience

    • Ed H. Chi
    Pages 109-119
  7. Related Work

    • Ed H. Chi
    Pages 121-129
  8. Conclusion

    • Ed H. Chi
    Pages 131-136
  9. Back Matter

    Pages 137-147

About this book

Fundamental solutions in understanding information have been elusive for a long time. The field of Artificial Intelligence has proposed the Turing Test as a way to test for the "smart" behaviors of computer programs that exhibit human-like qualities. Equivalent to the Turing Test for the field of Human­ Information Interaction (HII), getting information to the people that need them and helping them to understand the information is the new challenge of the Web era. In a short amount of time, the infrastructure of the Web became ubiquitious not just in terms of protocols and transcontinental cables but also in terms of everyday devices capable of recalling network-stored data, sometimes wire­ lessly. Therefore, as these infrastructures become reality, our attention on HII issues needs to shift from information access to information sensemaking, a relatively new term coined to describe the process of digesting information and understanding its structure and intricacies so as to make decisions and take action.

Keywords

  • computer graphics
  • information
  • information visualization
  • visualization

Authors and Affiliations

  • Xerox Palo Alto Research Center, Palo Alto, USA

    Ed H. Chi

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eBook USD 109.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-94-017-0573-8
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 169.00
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Hardcover Book USD 149.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)