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Formalizing Emphasis in Information Visualization

Hall, K.W., Perin, C., Kusalik, P.G., Gutwin, C. and Carpendale, S. (2016). Formalizing Emphasis in Information Visualization. Computer Graphics Forum, 35(3), pp. 717-737. doi: 10.1111/cgf.12936

Abstract

We provide afresh look at the use and prevalence of emphasis effects in Infovis. Through a survey of existing emphasis frameworks, we extract a set-based approach that uses visual prominence to link visually and algorithmically diverse emphasis effects. Visual prominence provides a basis for describing, comparing and generating emphasis effects when combined with a set of general features of emphasis effects. Therefore, we use visual prominence and these general features to construct a new mathematical Framework for Information Visualization Emphasis, FIVE. The concepts we introduce to describe FIVE unite the emphasis literature and point to several new research directions for emphasis in information visualization.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Hall, K.W., Perin, C., Kusalik, P.G., Gutwin, C. & Carpendale, S. (2016). Formalizing Emphasis in Information Visualization. Computer Graphics Forum, 35(3), pp. 717-737, which has been published in final form at dx.doi.org/10.1111/cgf.12936. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Departments: School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering > Computer Science
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/16709
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