A Framework for Information Visualisation

Kennedy, J., Mitchell, K., Barclay, P. (1996). A Framework for Information Visualisation. ACM SIGMOD Record, , (), .


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Abstract

In this paper we examine the issues involved in
developing information visualisation systems and
present a framework for their construction. The
framework addresses the components which must be
considered in providing effective visualisations. The
framework is specified using a declarative object
oriented language; the resulting object model may be
mapped to a variety of graphical user interface
development platforms. This provides general support
to developers of visualisation systems. A prototype
system exists which allows the investigation of
alternative visualisations for a range of data sources.
conclude with the benefits of this approach and issues
requiring further investigation.
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Authors

Jessie Kennedy
Dean of Research and Innovation
j.kennedy@napier.ac.uk
+44 131 455 2772
Kenny Mitchell
Professor
K.Mitchell2@napier.ac.uk
+44 131 455 2484,0131 651 4884

Areas of Expertise

Information Visualisation
Information visualisation is the use of enhanced Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs) to communicate and interact with complex data sets such as social networks, multiattribute tables, and financial data. Pages of text and numbers are not the most effective way to communicate or understand information.
Software Systems
The institute's expertise in software engineering encompasses the entire development lifecycle, and we focus on developing the approaches and tools to improve the engineering process of both emerging and widely used software systems.

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