Saturday, September 10, 2011

Reaction:External Cognition: how do Graphical Representations work?

This paper questions the contemporary visualization techniques and investigates the past to find out why we believe these techniques are the better ones. It also states that most of the choices made are based on intuition. The old fashioned static diagrams let users to leave cognitive traces whereas the 3D modelling and animations improves interactivity and enables instant feedback. There is no clear standard that can be followed to improve the visualization methods. The paper concludes that research should focus on the interactivity to improve the existing visualization methods.