Monday, September 19, 2011

Reaction: The Eyes Have It: A Task by Data Type Taxonomy for Information Visualizations

The paper considers several data types and tasks that can be applied on them for maximum cognition. When we consider a type of data, it becomes necessary to understand the attributes and dimensionality of the data at hand. This helps to choose the most appropriate task to be performed on the data.

Several important characteristics of each of the seven data types are considered with examples in the real world for each of these types. This makes it easier for the reader to understand the characteristics of the data. The tasks are then discussed to analyze which task is more suitable for that data set. The paper offers examples and reasons which make it an interesting and informative read.