The Structure of the Information Visualization Design Space

Description: 

Research on information visualization has reached the point where a number of successful point designs have been proposed and a variety of techniques of been discovered.  It is now appropriate to describe and analyze portions of the design space so as to understand the differences among designs and to suggest new possibilities.  This paper proposes an organization of the information visualization literature and illustrates it with a series of examples.  The result is a framework for designing new visualizations and augmenting existing designs.

Authors: 
Stuart K Card
Jock Mackinlay
Publication Date: 
Saturday, October 18, 1997
Publication Information: 
Proceeding IEEE InfoVis97