What makes a matrix so effective? An empirical test of the relative benefits of signaling, extraction, and localization. Kauffman, D.F. & Kiewra, K.A. (2009)
Instructional Science article. This study investigated how displays differing in terms of signaling, extraction, and localization impact learning.
Mapping knowledge domains. Shiffrin, R.M. & Boerner, K. (2004)
Proc. Nat. Academy of Sciences article. The term “mapping knowledge domains” was chosen to describe a newly evolving interdisciplinary area of science aimed at the process of charting, mining, analyzing, sorting, enabling navigation of, and displaying knowledge.
Variation in scatterplot displays. Doherty, M.E. & Anderson, R.B. (2009)
Behavior Research Methods article. Scatterplots are typically constructed for the purpose of showing the association between two variables. This paper argues that such scatterplots should not vary in ways that are unrelated to the degree of association.
Visualizing Multivariate Dependencies with Association Chain Graphs. Höfler, M. et al. (2007)
Methodology article. In this paper, the Association chain graphs (ACG) visualization is extended especially for the case where all variables are binary by illustrating their relative frequencies.
Explanation Through Network Visualization. Brandes, U. et al. (2006)
Methodology article. This article we address a number of principles for effective visualization; and assess visualizations generated by the software tool vison in order to explain network outcomes using these principles.
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Graphical Perception and Graphical Methods for Scientific Data" Cleveland W.S. & McGill, R. (1985)
Science article. This early paper discusses graphical perception from the perspective of visual decoding of quantitative and qualitative information encoded on graphs.
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Transparency in graphs and graphing tasks An iterative design process. Ainley, J. (2000)
J. Mathematical Behavior article. This paper uses the notion of transparency as a framework to explore the design of graphing tasks.
Plot your data. Roberts, S. (2009)
Anesthesiology Clinics article. This paper describes experiential practice of plotting data.
The European Perspective on Visual Analytics. Kohlhammer, J. (2008)
Kohlhammer from the Fraunhofer Institute gives an overview of perspectives on Visual Analytics
Visual Analytics in Vancouver - The Western Tide. Fisher, B. et al.
Overview of the field of Visual Analytics in Canada.