Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Reaction: Graphical Perception-Theory, Experimentation, and Application to the Development of Graphical Methods

As the name itself suggests this paper presents set of theories and experiments related to presenting the large amount of data in manner which provides more information. It suggests how we can improve the information presenting qualities of the traditional graphs. This paper has been fairly comfortable to read and understand because of the ample amount of examples and explanation provided for each theory and experiment. I like the experiments where it tells the situations wherein different types of graphs could be best fit. Length judgment in bar graph, angle judgment in pie chart and things like that were new to me. I thing i liked best about the paper was that the experiments correlate much more to real life situations. In sum, the paper did a really good job at explaining its theories, method of experimentation, expectation and results.