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Issue No.05 - September/October (2007 vol.27)
pp: 35-45
Penny Rheingans , University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Jason Pearlman , University of Maryland, Baltimore County
ABSTRACT
When visualizing a set of objects, it can be useful to visualize both the set as a whole and the individual attributes of each member of the set. A user may be interested in whether the set includes objects with specific attribute values, but also care about the distribution of attribute values within the set. The authors use the term depth to refer to the prevalence of particular desired values in the set, and diversity to refer to the distribution of these values across a range. Their approach for visualizing a set of objects uses glyphs overlaid on a composite representation of the entire set to convey objects' depth and the set's diversity. They test and apply this technique to three application domains: analyzing student applicant pools of a particular school or department, building an effective fantasy football team, and analyzing traffic activity on a network.
INDEX TERMS
visualization, glyph visualization, multivariate visualization, multidimensional visualization, barycentric coordinates, background overlay
CITATION
Penny Rheingans, Jason Pearlman, "Visualizing Diversity and Depth over a Set of Objects", IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol.27, no. 5, pp. 35-45, September/October 2007, doi:10.1109/MCG.2007.139
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4. H. Siirtola, "The Effect of Data-Relatedness in Interactive Glyphs," Proc. 9th Int'l Conf. Information Visualization, IEEE CS Press, 2005, pp. 869–876.
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