The Empathic Visualisation Algorithm (EVA) — An Automatic Mapping from Abstract Data to Naturalistic Visual Structure
Proceedings Sixth International Conference on Information Visualisation (2002)
July 10, 2002 to July 12, 2002
Andreas Loizides , University College London
Mel Slater , University College London
This paper demonstrates a technique for visualising multidimensional data sets holistically. The EVA algorithm provides an automatic mapping from semantically important features of the data to emotionally or perceptually significant features of the corresponding visual structure (such as a face). In other words a single glance at the visual structure informs the observer of the global state of the data, since the visual structure has an emotional impact on the observer. The visualisation is designed to correspond to the impact that would have been generated had the observer been able to access the relevant semantics of the underlying data.
A. Loizides and M. Slater, "The Empathic Visualisation Algorithm (EVA) — An Automatic Mapping from Abstract Data to Naturalistic Visual Structure," Proceedings Sixth International Conference on Information Visualisation(IV), London, England, 2002, pp. 705.