Visualising information: A mosaic of perspectives

Chaomei Chen

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Information visualisation has become a truly wide-ranging interdisciplinary endeavor. Researchers, practitioners, and end users are embracing the vibrant field from a variety of distinct but interrelated perspectives. As the field becomes increasingly diverse, one must address a number of fundamental questions. What exactly is information visualisation about? Where does it come from? Where is it going? This article highlights some of the most salient perspectives to information visualisation, including structural, spatial, temporal, semantic, behavioural, cognitive, social, ecological, and technological perspectives. Each of these perspectives is illustrated with representative works in the field. Interconnections among individual perspectives are also discussed in the broad context of information visualisation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Visual Information Systems - 4th International Conference, VISUAL 2000, Proceedings
EditorsRobert Laurini
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)3540411771
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Event4th International Conference on Visual Information Systems, VISUAL 2000 - Lyon, France
Duration: 2000 Nov 22000 Nov 4

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other4th International Conference on Visual Information Systems, VISUAL 2000

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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