IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications

Issue 4 • July-Aug. 2015

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  • [Front cover]

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  • IEEE CG&A Call for Articles

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  • [Masthead]

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  • Table of contents

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  • Infinite Flexibility with Layers

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  • Spatial Interfaces

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  • Murmurations: Drawing Together Art, Visualization, and Physical Phenomena

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):8 - 12
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    Dennis Hylnsky, a professor at the Rhode Island School of Design and head of the Film/Animation/Video Department, is a practicing artist and early adopter of electronic media. At RISD he has studied 3D modeling and animation. One of his current projects focuses on the movement of small animals and what animal visualizations can tell us. In this issue's Art on Graphics, department editors Bruce Cam... View full abstract»

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  • Premo: DreamWorks Animation's New Approach to Animation

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):14 - 21
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    Premo offers a state-of-the-art animator experience with fully deforming characters, complex environments, and real-time lighting that is indicative of final rendered images. The technology used in Premo unlocks novel workflows that keep an animator highly efficient and engaged in the creative process. The result is a natural interface for 3D animation, in contrast to the highly technical interfac... View full abstract»

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  • Beautiful Math, Part 4: Polygonal Aesthetic Patterns Based on the Schwarz-Christoffel Mapping

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):22 - 25
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    Schwarz-Christoffel mapping is an elegant theory that can preserve the structure of a pattern perfectly. One of the most important elements of conformal mapping theory, Schwarz-Christoffel mapping has important applications in many engineering fields, such as electromagnetism, aerodynamics, and thermal field theory. Building on their 2014 CG&A article titled "Beautiful Math, Part 3: Hyperbolic... View full abstract»

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  • Personal Visualization and Personal Visual Analytics [Guest editors' introduction]

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):26 - 27
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  • Characterizing Visualization Insights from Quantified Selfers' Personal Data Presentations

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):28 - 37
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    Data visualization and analytics research has great potential to empower people to improve their lives by leveraging their own personal data. However, most quantified selfers (Q-Selfers) are neither visualization experts nor data scientists. Consequently, visualizations Q-Selfers created with their data are often not ideal for conveying insights. Aiming to design a visualization system to help non... View full abstract»

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  • Understanding Digital Note-Taking Practice for Visualization

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    As digital notebooks become common forms of external memory, keeping track of these volumes of content is also becoming increasingly difficult. Information visualization tools can provide note-takers with an overview of their content and allow them to explore diverse sets of notes, find and organize related content, and compare their notes with collaborators. To ground the design of such tools, th... View full abstract»

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  • Design Challenges and Opportunities for Eco-Feedback in the Home

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):52 - 62
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    Domestic energy conservation is critical to reducing energy demand and greenhouse gas emissions. Personal visualization has a role to play in the design of appropriate feedback for encouraging more effective home energy use, but the unique nature of residential energy informatics introduces new design issues. This article reviews current approaches and discusses unaddressed challenges related to b... View full abstract»

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  • Eye Tracking for Personal Visual Analytics

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    In many research fields, eye tracking has become an established method to analyze the distribution of visual attention in various scenarios. In the near future, eye tracking is expected to become ubiquitous, recording massive amounts of data in everyday situations. To make use of this data, new approaches for personal visual analytics will be necessary to make the data accessible, allowing nonexpe... View full abstract»

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  • Visualizing Personal Progress in Participatory Sports Cycling Events

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):73 - 81
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    This article explores the potential for creating personal visualization of participation in sports cycling as a design study. Examples show riders' personal narratives and performances relative to other participants in long-distance cycling events. Minimalist cartographic design is applied during the automatic generation of profile maps, which allows personal textual narratives to be attached to v... View full abstract»

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  • Design and Effects of Personal Visualizations

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):82 - 93
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    In an effort to determine what elements need to be considered when designing personal visualizations, this research study explores how users react to different personal visualization designs. The authors present three distinct personal visualization designs (Timeline, Spark, and Bouquet) for visualizing Facebook user data. In a scenario-based user study, they interview participants to evaluation e... View full abstract»

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  • Semantic Interaction: Coupling Cognition and Computation through Usable Interactive Analytics

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):94 - 99
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    The success of visual analytics is predicated on the ability of users to interactively explore information. Humans think about their data through interactive visual exploration, including testing hypotheses, exploring anomalies, and other cognitive processes of building understanding from data. The claim that these insights are generated as a result of the interaction led the attendees at the Paci... View full abstract»

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  • Making Sense of Geometric Data

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    Most data acquired from the real world is or can be interpreted as geometric in nature. Advanced and affordable sensors, printers, displays, and the Internet make geometric data increasingly important for many disciplines. Giving structure and meaning to this data has been one of the main challenges of computer graphics as well as other fields in the last few decades. The author's PhD thesis start... View full abstract»

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  • In-Class Exercises for Shadow Volume Algorithms

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):108 - 112
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    This article describes a simple course exercise to deepen the understanding of real-time shadow volume algorithms. The exercise takes less than 10 minutes to perform during lecture time, leads to a profounder understanding of the topic, and serves as a basis for further discussions of improvements for the shadow mapping algorithm. Using this exercise, the authors noticed an increase in students im... View full abstract»

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IEEE CG&A bridges the theory and practice of computer graphics. From specific algorithms to full system implementations, CG&A offers a unique combination of peer-reviewed feature articles and informal departments, including product announcements.

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L. Miguel Encarnação
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