Information Visualization Perception for Design

ISBN-10: 1558608192

ISBN-13: 9781558608191

Edition: 2nd 2004 (Revised)

Authors: Colin Ware

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This work brings together all scientific insight into the question of data visualization. It covers all facets of visual perception, including colour, organization, space, motion, and texture.
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List price: $89.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Publication date: 4/7/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 486
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.838
Language: English

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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Preface to the First Edition
Foundation for a Science of Data Visualization
Visualization Stages
Experimental Semiotics Based on Perception
A Model of Perceptual Processing
Types of Data
The Environment, Optics, Resolution, and the Display
The Environment
The Eye
The Optimal Display
Lightness, Brightness, Contrast, and Constancy
Neurons, Receptive Fields, and Brightness Illusions
Luminance, Brightness, Lightness, and Gamma
Trichromacy Theory
Color Blindness
Color Measurement
CIE System of Color Standards
Opponent Process Theory
Color Appearance
Applications of Color in Visualization
Visual Attention and Information that Pops Out
Searching the Visual Field
Reading from the Iconic Buffer
Neural Processing, Graphemes, and Tuned Receptors
The Gabor Model and Texture in Visualization
Texture Coding Information
Glyphs and Multivariate Discrete Data
Static and Moving Patterns
Gestalt Laws
More on Contours
Perception of Transparency: Overlapping Data
The Perceptual Syntax of Diagrams
Patterns in Motion
Visual Objects and Data Objects
Image-Based Object Recognition
Structure-Based Object Recognition
The Object Display and Object-Based Diagrams
Perceiving the Surface Shapes of Objects
Cushion Maps
Space Perception and the Display of Data in Space
Depth Cue Theory
Task-Based Space Perception
Images, Words, and Gestures
Coding Words and Images
The Nature of Language
Visual and Spoken Language
Animated Visual Languages
Interacting with Visualizations
Data Selection and Manipulation Loop
Exploration and Navigation Loop
Thinking with Visualizations
Memory Systems
Eye Movements
Problem Solving with Visualizations
Creative Problem Solving
Changing Primaries
CIE Color Measurement System
The Perceptual Evaluation of Visualization Techniques and Systems
Research Goals
Cognitive Psychology
Structural Analysis
Statistical Exploration
Cross-Cultural Studies
Child Studies
Practical Problems in Conducting User Studies
Subject Index
Author Index
About the Author
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