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HCIL-96-13

Shneiderman, B. (July 1996)
The Eyes Have It: A Task by Data Type Taxonomy for Information Visualizations
Proc. 1996 IEEE Conference on Visual Languages (Boulder, CO, Sept.3-6,1996) 336-343. [Published Version]
HCIL-96-13, CS-TR-3665, ISR-TR-96-66

A useful starting point for designing advanced graphical user interfaces is the Visual Information-Seeking Mantra: Overview first, zoom and filter, then details-on-demand. But this is only a starting point in trying to understand the rich and varied set of information visualizations that have been proposed in recent years. This paper offers a task by data type taxonomy with seven data types (1-, 2-, 3-dimensional data, temporal and multi-dimensional data, and tree and network data) and seven tasks (overview, zoom, filter, details-on-demand, relate, history, and extract).


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