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The Craft of Information Visualization by Ben Shneiderman, Benjamin B. Bederson

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The Eyes Have It: A Task by Data Type Taxonomy for Information Visualizations

Ben Shneiderman,     Department of Computer Science, Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory, and Institute for Systems Research, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742 USA. E-mail address: ben@cs.umd.edu

Abstract

A useful starting point for designing advanced graphical user interfaces is the Visual Information-Seeking Mantra: overview first, zoom and filter, then details on demand. But this is only a starting point in trying to understand the rich and varied set of information visualizations that have been proposed in recent years. This paper offers a task by data type taxonomy with seven data types (one-, two-, three-dimensional data, temporal and ...

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