The Shaping of Information by Visual Metaphors

@article{Ziemkiewicz2008TheSO,
  title={The Shaping of Information by Visual Metaphors},
  author={Caroline Ziemkiewicz and Robert Kosara},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics},
  year={2008},
  volume={14}
}
The nature of an information visualization can be considered to lie in the visual metaphors it uses to structure information. The process of understanding a visualization therefore involves an interaction between these external visual metaphors and the user's internal knowledge representations. To investigate this claim, we conducted an experiment to test the effects of visual metaphor and verbal metaphor on the understanding of tree visualizations. Participants answered simple data… Expand
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