“What is Visualization?”

"What is Visualization?" by Lev Manovich (2010) Found at http://manovich.net/index.php/projects/what-is-visualization "What is information visualization? [...] So lets start with a provisional definition that we can modify later. Lets define information visualization as a mapping between discrete data and a visual representation. We can also use different concepts besides 'representation,' each bringing an additional meaning." Information Visualization--often abbreviated …

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Project:Thesis Readings 1

Embodiment in Data Sculpture: A Model of the Physical Visualization of Information Jack Zhao and Andrew Vande Moere (2006) "With human’s inherent proficiency in comprehending the physical affordances present in the real world, some researchers and designers are investigating how meaningful insights can be conveyed by way of sculpting data" (Zhao & Moere, 1). Data sculpture is (1) created …

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Data Stories: Data Sculpture

Data Stores Podcast: Episode 17 Data Sculpture 01/29/2013 A podcast on data visualization with Enrico Bertini and Moritz Stefaner. Yvonne Jansen and Pierre Dragicevic A study created a 3D bar chart digitally and physically. Then they empirically measured the difference between readings in digital space and physical space. A control condition with the digital version allowed …

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State of the Art: Part 1

State of the Art: Prior Works Research Part 1 Thesis key words: Physical data visualization, data installation, data materiality, participatory data visualization (1) Glue Society - "BT - Longterm Investor" A series of (TV/digital media) spots using light sculpture to present estimates of investment data. BT Financial 'Superannuation' from The Glue Society on Vimeo. Materiality: …

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Process & Pitfalls: Writing in InfoVis

Process and Pitfalls in Writing Information Visualization Research Papers Tamara Munzner (2008) Applied Reading 1 Patrick J. O’Donnel Munzner begins her meta-research paper, or model paper, supported by her involvement as Posters and Papers Chair of the IEEE Symposium on Information Visualization, by recognizing common pitfalls witnessed in research writing for the information visualization community. …

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