Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Reaction: The Eyes Have It: A Task By Data Type Taxonomy For Information Visualization

Like the previous paper “Toward a Deeper Understanding of the Role of Interaction in Information Visualization”, this paper provides strong direction in generating visualizations; however, as opposed to the review of categorical techniques for visual interactions, this paper provides an ordering to information access which categorical techniques can be used to access. This paper was especially helpful in not only providing this order of information retrieval, but also in elucidating the relevant viewing types and linking these to specific examples which take advantage of this ordering. Providing direct visual examples would have made it easier to work with the relevant examples as opposed to simply referencing them.