A Framework for Analyzing and Designing Diagrams and Graphics

Yuri Engelhardt, Clive Richards

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A systematic method is presented that describes comprehensively the very broad design space of visualizations and the interrelationships between their constituents. The framework offered here includes three representational modes and fifteen visual encodings principles as the proposed universal building blocks of all types of diagrams and information graphics. The framework provides: 1. A vocabulary and a method for thoroughly analyzing the full spectrum of visual representations of information. 2. A mechanism for exploring previously unexploited combinations of visual encoding principles for representing information. 3. A potential tool for creating alternative representations for any given visualization or data set.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDiagrams 2018: Diagrammatic Representation and Inference
Subtitle of host publicationInternational Conference on Theory and Application of Diagrams
EditorsPeter Chapman, Gem Stapleton, Amirouche Moktefi, Sarah Perez-Kriz, Francesco Bellucci
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-91376-6
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-91375-9
Publication statusPublished - 17 May 2018

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science

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