Friday, September 30, 2011

Reaction: Over Two Decades of Integration-Based, Geometric Flow Visualization

Geometric Flow Visualizations provide a change of pace in the types of visualizations we have seen in this class. The properties discussed in this article to describe characteristics flow visualizations may present were somewhat difficult to grasp as I was reading. I found that most of the properties mentioned would be helpful in presenting change in direction or movement when constructing this type of visualization.

The applications for these types of visualizations seem simple but effective. Although the visual examples presented in the article do not have visible numerical data, they provide a measurable guide for the viewer to grasp an overall change. This ability is something I would personally have trouble grasping if only a dataset were given to me.