Understanding Information Visualization in the Context of Visual Communication

  title={Understanding Information Visualization in the Context of Visual Communication},
  author={Caroline Ziemkiewicz and Robert Kosara},
Despite its often technical nature, visualization is in many ways part of the broader space of visual communication. Just how visualization relates to illustration, information graphics, digital art, visual languages, etc., is nonetheless poorly understood. We propose a theory that embeds information visualization within other visual traditions in terms of criteria that are not purely technical: dependence on data, mapping, interactivity, and notationality. In addition to providing the means… CONTINUE READING

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