TitleA Model for the Visualization Exploration Process (Proceedings)
inProceedings of IEEE Visualization 2002
Author(s) T.J. Jankun-Kelly, Kwan-Liu Ma, Michael Gertz
Editor(s) Robert J. Moorhead, Markus Gross, Ken Joy
Keyword(s)visualization process, visualization models, visualization systems, scientific and information visualization, collaboration, XML
Year 2002
LocationBoston, MA
DateOctober 27--November 1, 2002
PublisherIEEE Computer Society Press
OrganizationIEEE Computer Society
Abstract The current state of the art in visualization research places a strong emphasis on different techniques to derive insight from disparate types of data. However, little work has investigated the visualization process itself. The information content of the visualization process---the results, history, and relationships between those results---is addressed by this work. A characterization of the visualization process is discussed, leading to a general model of the visualization exploration process. The model, based upon a new parameter derivation calculus, can be used for automated reporting, analysis, or visualized directly. An XML-based language for expressing visualization sessions using the model is also described. These sessions can then be shared and reused by collaborators. The model, along with the XML representation, provides an effective means to utilize the information within the visualization process to further data exploration.