Information Visualization: Perception for Design

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Morgan Kaufmann, May 5, 2004 - Computers - 486 pages
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Information Visualization is the major revision of a classic work on information visualization. This book explores the art and science of why we see objects the way we do. Based on the science of perception and vision, the author presents the key principles at work for a wide range of applications - resulting in visualization of improved clarity, utility, and persuasiveness. This is the first work to use the science of perception to help serious designers and analysts optimize understanding and perception of their data visualizations.

This unique and essential guide to human visual perception and related cognitive principles will enrich courses on information visualization and empower designers to see their way forward. Its updated review of empirical research and interface design examples will do much to accelerate innovation and adoption of information visualization. New to this edition are a new chapter on visual thinking, new sections on face perception and flow visualization, and a much-expanded chapter on color and color sequences.

This book will appeal to interaction designers; graphic designers of all kinds (including web designers); financial analysts; research scientists and engineers; data miners; and managers faced with information-intensive challenges.



*First work to use the science of perception to help serious designers and analysts optimize understanding and perception of their data visualizations.

* Major revision of this classic work, with a new chapter on visual thinking, new sections on face perception and flow visualization, and a much expanded chapter on color and color sequences.

*New to this edition is the full color treatment throughout, to better display over 400 illustrations.
 

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Contents

Chapter 2 The Environment Optics Resolution and the Display
29
Chapter 3 Lightness Brightness Contrast and Constancy
69
Chapter 4 Color
97
Chapter 5 Visual Attention and Information that Pops Out
145
Chapter 6 Static and Moving Patterns
187
Chapter 7 Visual Objects and Data Objects
227
Chapter 8 Space Perception and the Display of Data in Space
259
Chapter 9 Images Worlds and Gestures
297
Chapter 11 Thinking with Visualizations
351
Appendix A Changing Primaries
387
Appendix B CIE Color Measurement System
389
Appendix C The Perceptual Evaluation of Visualization Techniques and Systems
393
Bibliography
405
Subject Index
451
Author Index
479
About the Author
485

Chapter 10 Interacting with Visualizations
317

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About the author (2004)

The author takes the "visual" in visualization very seriously. Colin Ware has advanced degrees in both computer science (MMath, Waterloo) and the psychology of perception (Ph.D., Toronto). He has published over a hundred articles in scientific and technical journals and at leading conferences, many of which relate to the use of color, texture, motion, and 3D in information visualization. In addition to his research, Professor Ware also builds useful visualization software systems. He has been involved in developing 3D interactive visualization systems for ocean mapping for over twelve years, and he directed the development of the NestedVision3D system for visualizing very large networks of information. Both of these projects led to commercial spin-offs. Professor. Ware recently moved from the University of New Brunswick in Canada to direct the Data Visualization Research Laboratory at the University of New Hampshire.

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