Visualization Techniques from Design and Cartography

Robert Simmon

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Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 45:4, s. 27-32

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Publicerad: 2009-12-09


ISSN: 1650-3686 (tryckt), 1650-3740 (online)


Data visualization has a long history; dating back to the origin of writing; while the history of cartography spans several thousand years. During that time both fields developed effective approaches to display information clearly. Unfortunately; modern computer-based visualization practices often neglect this history. Many data visualizations can be improved by incorporating traditional techniques of visualization and modern design methods based on the knowledge of human perception.


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