A Framework for Visualizing Information

Front Cover
Springer Science & Business Media, Apr 30, 2002 - Computers - 147 pages
0 Reviews
Fundamental solutions in understanding information have been elusive for a long time. The field of Artificial Intelligence has proposed the Turing Test as a way to test for the "smart" behaviors of computer programs that exhibit human-like qualities. Equivalent to the Turing Test for the field of Human Information Interaction (HII), getting information to the people that need them and helping them to understand the information is the new challenge of the Web era. In a short amount of time, the infrastructure of the Web became ubiquitious not just in terms of protocols and transcontinental cables but also in terms of everyday devices capable of recalling network-stored data, sometimes wire lessly. Therefore, as these infrastructures become reality, our attention on HII issues needs to shift from information access to information sensemaking, a relatively new term coined to describe the process of digesting information and understanding its structure and intricacies so as to make decisions and take action.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

DATA STATE REFERENCE MODEL
13
VALIDATION OF MODEL
43
EXPRESSIVENESS OF DATA STATE MODEL
51
VISUALIZATION SPREADSHEET ILLUSTRATED
65
WEB ANALYSIS VISUALIZATION
99
IMPLEMENTATION EXPERIENCE
109
RELATED WORK
121
CONCLUSION
131
References
137
Index
145
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 138 - York. The WebBook and the Web Forager: An Information Workspace for the World-Wide Web.
Page 138 - In James T. Kajiya, editor, Computer Graphics (SIGGRAPH ,93 Proceedings), volume 27, pages 73-80, August l993.
Page 140 - ISSN 0272-1716. [10] Paul E. Haeberli. ConMan: A Visual Programming Language for Interactive Graphics. In John Dill, editor, Computer Graphics (SIGGRAPH 88 Conference Proceedings), volume 22, pages 103-111, August 1988. ISBN 0-20109196-8. [11] Akira Harashima, Masataka Watanabe, and Issei Fujishiro. Evolution of Bioconvection Patterns in a Culture of Motile Flagellates. The Physics of Fluids, 31(4):764-775, April 1988. ISSN 0031-9171. [12] Hiroo Iwata...
Page 143 - C. (1994) Genes galore: A summary of methods for accessing results from large-scale partial sequencing of anonymous Arabidopsis cDNA clones. Plant Physiol.
Page 140 - Mohamed, S., Interactive Specification of Flexible User Interface Displays, ACM Transactions on Information Systems, 8(3), July 1990, pp.
Page 138 - An experimental study of people creating spreadsheets. ACM Transactions on Office Information Systems, 5(3):258-272, July l987.
Page 144 - MH van Emden, M. Ohki, and A. Takeuchi, "Spreadsheets with Incremental Queries as a User Interface for Logic Programming, New Generation Computing, Vol. 4, 1986, p. 287. Relationships," Proc. CHI '85 Human Factors in Computing Systems, ACM, New York, 1985, p. 55. [6] B. Budge, "Pinball Construction Set (Computer program)," Electronic Arts, San Mateo, Calif., 1983.