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Information visualization

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    • Data visualization
    • Visualization of information
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    • found: Work cat.: Chi, E.H. A framework for visualizing information, c2002:p. 4 of cover (Information visualization is the design and creation of interactive graphic depictions of information by combining principles in the disciplines of graphic design, cognitive science, and interactive computer graphics)
    • found: TechEncyclopedia, via WWW, July 30, 2002(Information visualization. Representing data in 3-D images in order to navigate through it more quickly and access it in a more natural manner. Although the term was coined at Xerox's Palo Alto Research Center, which has developed very advanced techniques, multidimentional cubes, or pivot tables, are a simpler form of information visualization that is widely used today)
    • found: Online computing dictionary, July 30, 2002(visualisation. The act of making a visible presentation of numerical data, particularly a graphical one. This might include anything from a simple X-Y graph of one dependent variable against one independent variable to a virtual reality which allows you to fly around the data)
    • found: WWW search, July 30, 2002(Information visualization; visualization of information)
    • found: OCLC, July 30, 2002(Information visualization; Information visualisation)
    • found: Wikipedia, May 23, 2007(visual analytics - the formation of abstract visual metaphors in combination with a human information discourse (interaction) that enables detection of the expected and discovery of the unexpected within massive, dynamically changing information spaces. Information visualization, scientific visualization, and visual analytics have lots of overlapping goals and techniques. Scientific visualization deals with data that has a natural geometric structure (e.g., MRI data, wind flows). Information visualization handles more abstract data structures such as trees or graphs. Visual analytics is especially concerned with sense-making and reasoning)
    • found: LC database, Dec. 12, 2007(titles: data visualization)
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    • QA76.9.I52
  • Change Notes

    • 2002-08-01: new
    • 2013-03-22: revised
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