Visualization needs more visual design!

J. Edward Swan, Theresa Marie Rhyne, David Laidlaw, Tamara Munzner, Victoria Interrante

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A panel presentation brings together the two groups of researchers that have focused on rendering techniques for visualization technologies and on designing visual elements for the purpose of visualizing a certain application domain. The presentation will argue that utilizing visual design is difficult but important for visualization. There is a need for researchers to work harder to tap into the centuries of design knowledge that exists in other fields. The panelists will discuss: sensory design issues as a driving problem for visualization research; environmental sciences visualization; visual design for science; prescriptive advice for visualization; and the search for insight into the science behind the art of effective visual representation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)485-490
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings of the IEEE Visualization Conference
StatePublished - Dec 1 1999


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