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Designer-critiqued Comparison of 2D Vector Visualization Methods: A Pilot Study

Research Publication

Designer-critiqued Comparison of 2D Vector Visualization Methods: A Pilot Study. Cullen Jackson, Daniel Acevedo, David H. Laidlaw, Fritz Drury, Eileen Vote, Daniel F. Keefe. ACM SIGGRAPH 2003 Sketches and Applications (2003)

Abstract

Evaluation of scientific visualization methods is typically either anecdotal, with feedback from scientific users, or quantitative, with performance measured on simple abstract tasks performed by relatively naïve users. While scientific users can provide domainspecific feedback, neither population is typically trained to provide visual-design feedback. The current pilot study examines how expert graphic design knowledge can provide a fast and robust visualization evaluation methodology, one that assesses scientific visualizations for their scientific value while also improving the design and composition of the visualizations. Since graphic designers, particularly illustrators, are trained to judge how well visual designs convey specific pieces of information, we believe they can evaluate scientific visualizations for how well they fulfill design goals based both on the scientific task represented and the actual visual design.

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