Objects and spaces: The visual language of graphics

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Abstract

There is undoubtedly something like a ‘grammar of graphics’. Various syntactic principles can be identified in graphics of different types, and the nature of visual representation allows for visual nesting and recursion. We propose a limited set of possible ‘building blocks’ for constructing graphic spaces, and a limited set of possible syntactic functions of graphic objects. Based on these ingredients, and the rules for their combination, the syntactic structure of any visual representation can be drawn as a hierarchically nested tree. We claim that the presented visual syntax applies to all types of visual representations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDiagrams 2006
Subtitle of host publicationDiagrammatic Representation and Inference
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherSpringer
Pages104-108
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-540-35624-0
ISBN (Print)978-3-540-35623-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event4th International Conference on Theory and Application of Diagrams, 2006 - Stanford, United States
Duration: 28 Jun 200630 Jun 2006
Conference number: 4

Conference

Conference4th International Conference on Theory and Application of Diagrams, 2006
Abbreviated titleDiagrams 2006
CountryUnited States
CityStanford
Period28/06/0630/06/06

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