Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Reaction: The Eyes have it: A Task by Data Type Taxonomy for Information Visualizations

This paper categorizes information visualizations into seven data types. The paper includes seven tasks that can be performed on the visualization to get the most information out of them.

This paper is based on the central idea that to analyze any information visualization we should first get an overview of the entire set of data. Further filter out the data which we are not interested and finally get the details on demand.

I found this paper interesting. It gave me an idea of the order of information retrieval. It also focused the relevant viewing types. These were more meaningful because of the accompanying examples.