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A visual language to characterise transitions in narrative visualization

Badawood, D. & Wood, J. (2013). A visual language to characterise transitions in narrative visualization. Poster presented at the IEEE Conference on Information Visualization (InfoVis), 13-18 October 2013, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.


We use a taxonomy of panel-to-panel transitions in comics, refined the definition of its components to reflect the nature of data-stories in information visualization, and then, use the taxonomy in coding a number of VAST challenges videos from the last four years. We represent the use of transitions in each video graphically with a diagram that shows how the information was added incrementally in order to tell a story that answers a particular question. A number of issues have been taken into account when coding transitions in each video as well as in designing and creating the visual diagram such as, nested transitions, the use of sub-topics, and delayed transitions.

Publication Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Publisher Keywords: Storytelling, narrative visualization, transitions, panel-to-panel transitions, comics
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Departments: School of Science & Technology > Computer Science > giCentre
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