This Article 
 Bibliographic References 
 Add to: 
Visual Discovery and Analysis
January-March 2000 (vol. 6 no. 1)
pp. 44-58

Abstract—We have developed a flexible software environment called ADVIZOR for visual information discovery. ADVIZOR complements existing assumptive-based analyses by providing a discovery-based approach. ADVIZOR consists of five parts: a rich set of flexible visual components, strategies for arranging the components for particular analyses, an in-memory data pool, data manipulation components, and container applications. Working together, ADVIZOR's architecture provides a powerful production platform for creating innovative visual query and analysis applications.

[1] K. Koffka, Principles of Gestalt Psychology. New York: Harcourt-Brace, 1935. C. Ahlberg, and B. Shneiderman, “Visual Information Seeking: Tight Coupling of Dynamic Query Filters with Starfield Displays,” Proc. Conf. Human Factors and Computing Systems (CHI '94), pp. 313-317, 479-480, 1994.
[2] R.A. Becker, W.S. Cleveland, and A.R. Wilks, “Dynamic Graphics for Data Analysis,” Statistical Science, vol. 2, pp. 355-395, 1987.
[3] J. Bertin, Semiology of Graphics. London: Univ. of Wisconsin Press, Ltd. 1983.
[4] S.K. Card, J.D. Mackinlay, and B. Shneiderman, Readings in Information Visualization, Morgan Kaufmann, San Francisco, 1999.
[5] M.C. Chuah, S.F. Roth, J. Mattis, and J.A. Kolojejchick, “SDM: Selective Dynamic Manipulation of Visulizations,” UIST '95 Conf. Proc., pp. 6170, 1995.
[6] W.S. Cleveland, The Elements of Graphing Data.Wadsworth, 1985.
[7] S.G. Eick, “Graphically Displaying Text,” J. Computational and Graphical Statistics, vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 127-142, June 1994.
[8] S.G. Eick, “Visualizing Multi-Dimensional Data with Advizor/2000™,” Aug. 1999, available at:http:/
[9] S.G. Eick and P.J. Lucas, “Displaying Trace Files,” Software Practice and Experience, vol. 26, no. 4, pp. 399-409, Apr. 1996.
[10] S.G. Eick and G.J. Wills, “High Interaction Graphics,” European J. Operational Research, vol. 81, pp. 445-459, 1995.
[11] J. Goldstein, S.F. Roth, J. Kolojejchick, and J. Mattis, “A Framework for Knowledge-Based Interactive Data Exploration,” J. Visual Languages and Computing, vol. 5, pp. 339-363, Dec. 1994.
[12] W.C. Hill and J.D. Hollan, “Deixis and the Future of Visualization Excellence,” Proc. IEEE Visualization Conf., pp. 314–320, 1991.
[13] D.A. Keim and H.-P. Kriegel, “VisDB: Database Exploration Using Multidimensional Visualization,” IEEE Computer Graphics&Applications, pp. 40-49, Sept. 1994.
[14] Database Issues for Data Visualization, J.P. Lee and G.G. Grinstein, eds. Springer-Verlag, Oct. 1994.
[15] R. Rao and S.K. Card, “The Table Lens: Merging Graphical and Symbolic Representation in an Interactive Focus+Context Visualization for Tabular Information,” Proc. Human Factors in Computing Systems CHI '94 Conf., pp. 318-322, 1994.
[16] B. Shneiderman, “Tree Visualization with Treemaps: A 2D Space-Filling Approach,” ACM Trans. Graphics, vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 92-99, 1992.
[17] D.F. Swayne, D. Cook, and A. Buja, “XGOBI: Interactive Dynamic Data Visualization in the X Window System,” J. Computational and Graphical Statistics, vol. 7, no. 1, June 1998.
[18] A. Unwin, G. Hawkins, H. Hofmann, and B. Siegl, “Interactive Graphics for Data Sets with Missing Values—Manet,” J. Computation and Graphical Statistics, vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 113-122, 1996.
[19] P.F. Velleman, The DataDesk Handbook. Odesta Corp., 1988.
[20] M.O. Ward, "XmdvTool: Integrating Multiple Methods for Visualizing Multivariate Data," Proc. Visualization '94, IEEE CS Press, 1994, pp. 326-336.
[21] G.J. Wills, “Selection: 524,288 Ways to Say 'This is interesting,'” Information Visualization '96 Proc., pp. 54-60, Oct. 1996.
[22] G.J. Wills, “Nicheworks—Interactive Visualization of Very Large Graphs,” J. Computational and Graphical Statistics, vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 190-212, June 1999.
[23] W. Wright, “Information Animation Applications in the Capital Markets,” Proc. Int'l Symp. Information Visualization, pp. 19-25, 1995.

Index Terms:
Information visualization, data analysis, visual design patterns, perspectives, linked views.
Stephen G. Eick, "Visual Discovery and Analysis," IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 44-58, Jan.-March 2000, doi:10.1109/2945.841120
Usage of this product signifies your acceptance of the Terms of Use.