The Value of Information Visualization

  • Jean-Daniel Fekete
  • Jarke J. van Wijk
  • John T. Stasko
  • Chris North
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4950)

Abstract

Researchers and users of Information Visualization are convinced that it has value. This value can easily be communicated to others in a face-to-face setting, such that this value is experienced in practice. To convince broader audiences, and also, to understand the intrinsic qualities of visualization is more difficult, however. In this paper we consider information visualization from different points of view, and gather arguments to explain the value of our field.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jean-Daniel Fekete
    • 1
  • Jarke J. van Wijk
    • 2
  • John T. Stasko
    • 3
  • Chris North
    • 4
  1. 1.INRIAUniversité Paris-SudOrsay CedexFrance
  2. 2.Department of Mathematics and Computing ScienceEindhoven University of TechnologyMB EindhovenThe Netherlands
  3. 3.School of Interactive ComputingCollege of Computing & GVU Center, Georgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantaUSA
  4. 4.Dept of Computer ScienceVirginia TechBlacksburgUSA

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