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Broadening Our Collaboration with Design
September/October 2006 (vol. 26 no. 5)
pp. 18-21
Benjamin Watson, North Carolina State University
Success in visualization and graphics must ultimately be defined in human terms: tools must simplify image creation for users, and the resulting imagery must communicate effectively to viewers. As both users and experts in visual communication, artists and architects have become important and productive collaborators for our discipline. Yet as demand for our imagery grows, not only must we deepen this collaboration, we must broaden it to include graphic, urban and industrial design. Graphic designers will be crucial partners with depicting nonspatial business and intelligence information, especially with automating the creation of this imagery. Working with urban and industrial designers will be just as important in automating the creation of 3D digital content, to meet rapidly increasing demand from the entertainment and simulation industries. Achieving this broader dialogue with design will require a new forum or workshop.

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Index Terms:
information visualization, visual analytics, visual design, art, graphic design, urban design, industrial design, architecture, procedural modeling
Citation:
Benjamin Watson, "Broadening Our Collaboration with Design," IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol. 26, no. 5, pp. 18-21, Sept.-Oct. 2006, doi:10.1109/MCG.2006.99
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