A Unified Taxonomic Framework for Information Visualization

  title={A Unified Taxonomic Framework for Information Visualization},
  author={Darius Pfitzner and Vaughan Hobbs and David M. W. Powers},
We present a taxonomy for Information Visualization (IV) that characterizes it in terms of data, task, skill and context, as well as a number of dimensions that relate to the input and output hardware, the software tools, as well as user interactions and human perceptual abil ities. We il lustrate the utilit y of the taxonomy by focusing particularly on the information retrieval task and the importance of taking into account human perceptual capabiliti es and limitations. Although the relevance… CONTINUE READING
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