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Explode to Explain - Illustrative Information Visualization

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2 Author(s)
Luboschik, M. ; Univ. of Rostock, Rostock ; Schumann, H.

Due to complexity, modern visualization techniques for large data volumes and complex interrelationships are difficult to understand for non-expert users and even for expert users the visualization result may be difficult to interpret. Often the limited screen space and the risk of occlusion hinders a meaningful explanation of techniques or datasets by additional visual elements. This paper presents a novel way how views from information visualization can be adapted by the use of the well-known illustrative technique "exploded view", to successfully face the problems described above. The application of exploded views gains screen space for an explanation in a smart way and acts explanatory itself. With our approach of illustrating visual representations, the understanding of complex visualization techniques is eased and new comprehensible views on data are given.

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Information Visualization, 2007. IV '07. 11th International Conference

Date of Conference:

4-6 July 2007