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Matthew Fuller

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780262062749

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262062749.001.0001

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Data Visualization

Data Visualization

Chapter:
Data Visualization
Source:
Software Studies
Author(s):

Richard Wright

Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262062749.003.0011

This chapter starts with the definition of visualization and continues with the description of data visual rendering origination history and its purpose and advantages. It also argues that the visualization concept was created for humans rather than for machines. The chapter discusses the writings and works of several computer scientists in order to gain a better understanding. Furthermore, the chapter covers the exploration of cognitive and noncognitive visualization and tools in analyzing the digital visual concepts. It analyzes the study of data visualization in the area of software, with various illustrations.

Keywords:   data visual rendering, cognitive visualization, noncognitive visualization, data visualization

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