Information Visualization: Perception for Design
Most designers know that yellow text presented against a blue background reads clearly and easily, but how many can explain why, and what really are the best ways to help others and ourselves clearly see key patterns in a bunch of data?
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. The book offers practical guidelines that can be applied by anyone: interaction designers, graphic designers of all kinds (including web designers), data miners, and financial analysts.
*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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Strongest on the sections describing the anatomy, neuroscience, and psychology of visual perception and cognition. Would like to have seen more case studies on successful and unsuccessful designs ... Read full review
Interesting and easy to read.
Visual Objects and Data Objects
ImageBased Object Recognition
StructureBased Object Recognition
The Object Display and ObjectBased Diagrams
Figure 721 Results of the study of shape perception by
Space Perception and the
Neurons Receptive Fields and Brightness Illusions
Luminance Brightness Lightness and Gamma
Applications of Color in Visualization
Visual Attention and Information
Searching the Visual Field
Neural Processing Graphemes and Tuned Receptors
Figure 524 Another example of a sliver plot Three variables
Figure 531 Examples of glyphs coded according to two display
Figure 532 Graphical attributes that may be used in glyph
Static and Moving Patterns
Figure 63 The principle of spatial concentration The dot labeled
Figure 621 The results of Field et al 1993 suggest
The Perceptual Syntax of Diagrams
Figure 634 The visual grammar of map elements
First we consider the simplest casedata represented by a series
Images Words and Gestures
Visual and Spoken Language
Animated Visual Languages
Interacting with Visualizations
Data Selection and Manipulation Loop
Exploration and Navigation Loop
Figure 1019 In a visualization system it is often useful
Thinking with Visualizations
Problem Solving with Visualizations
CIE Color Measurement System
The Perceptual Evaluation
Practical Problems in Conducting User Studies