The universal building blocks of visual representations

Y. Engelhardt, Clive Richards

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An extended framework is presented for analysing and creating visual representations of information, which has its origins in Diagrammatics
(Richards 1984) and The Language of Graphics (Engelhardt 2002). The approach adapts ideas taken from linguistics and semiotics and draws on the rich literature about diagrams, graphic language, and data visualization. At the core of this approach is the notion of a diagram as a spatial configuration of graphic elements that expresses meaning by way of graphic relationships between those elements.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIIID VisionPlus IDXVII Riga 2019
EditorsMartin Foessleitner
Place of PublicationVienna
PublisherInternational Institute for Information Design
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2019

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