Sunday, September 18, 2011

Reaction:The eyes have it: a task by data type taxonomy for information visualizations

The paper starts with importance of Visualization, and how it pushed aside traditional methods like Relational Databases. It stresses on one basic technique which it calls as a mantra " Overview first, zoom and filter, then  details-on-demand" and tries to explain, justify it. The author also discusses about different data types classified as ( ( 1 - ,   2-, 3-dimensional data, temporal and multi-dimensional  data, and tree and
network data). The paper discusses each type and talks about the part that user wants to see and different Visualization methods adopted to represent the data. The paper then goes on about each task in the mantra and concludes that the current novel Visualization techniques should adopt this mantra and get better.