Issue No. 02 - March/April (2008 vol. 28)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MCG.2008.39
Colin Ware , University of New Hampshire
Perceptual theory has much to tell us about effective flow visualization. Since visualization is a practical tool, a meaningful theory must be constructive–not just descriptive–leading to better data representations. The author contend that such a useful body of theory exists and though it might be incomplete it still can be useful. Major gaps in the theory provide promising avenues for future research in a multidisciplinary program that can benefit both the human perception field and the applied science of data visualization.
flow visualization, theory, visual patterns
C. Ware, "Toward a Perceptual Theory of Flow Visualization," in IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol. 28, no. , pp. 6-11, 2008.