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2015 IEEE Pacific Visualization Symposium (PacificVis) (2015)
Hangzhou, China
April 14, 2015 to April 17, 2015
ISBN: 978-1-4673-6879-7
pp: 99-103
Zhuang Cai , School of Computer Software, Tianjin University, 300072 China
Yi-Na Li , Business School, Nankai University, Tianjin, 300072 China
Xianjun Sam Zheng , Department of Psychology, Tsinghua University, Beijing, 100084 China
Kang Zhang , The State Key Lab of Computer Science, Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100190 China
Feature integration theory, the classic visual attention model, provides a theoretical foundation for optimizing visual communication. This paper proposes a set of glyphs named RoseShape that aim at improving users' visual information search in visualization. RoseShapes integrate rich and easy-to-catch attributes for mapping data variables, enabling automatic and unconscious information processing in the pre-attentive stage. A case study illustrating the levels of education funding in the United States in 2008 validates the feasibility of this approach.
Image color analysis, Visualization, Shape, Data visualization, Psychology, Education

Zhuang Cai, Yi-Na Li, Xianjun Sam Zheng and Kang Zhang, "Applying feature integration theory to glyph-based information visualization," 2015 IEEE Pacific Visualization Symposium (PacificVis)(PACIFICVIS), Hangzhou, China, 2015, pp. 99-103.
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