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Aesthetic Expectations for Information Visualization

Aesthetic Expectations for Information Visualization
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Author(s): Anna Ursyn (University of Northern Colorado, USA)
Copyright: 2012
Pages: 21
Source title: Innovative Design and Creation of Visual Interfaces: Advancements and Trends
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Ben Falchuk (Applied Communication Sciences, USA) and Adérito Fernandes-Marcos (Universidade Aberta, Portugal)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-0285-4.ch002

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Abstract

This article explores the landscape of creative endeavors in the new media art and reflects on aesthetics of information visualization. When using computer based information visualization to show data interactively in many dimensions, the user can navigate across big data sets, find patterns, relationships, and structures that would be invisible if presented numerically. The authors also explore ways of combining information visualization techniques with the principles of creative design, enhancing artistic influences on the technical implementations, and raising the level of training in design. Finally, the authors offer suggestions for creating knowledge visualizations with the use of art and graphics to strengthen the readiness of computer scientists to fulfill aesthetic expectations and gain recognition from art world specialists for factual solutions done in visualization projects and new forms of art.

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