Automating the Design of Graphical Presentations of Relational Information Jock MacKinlay Beth Weinstein March 14, 2001 Paper Outline Introduction Expressiveness Effectiveness Composition Implementation
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Automating the Design of Graphical Presentations of Relational Information
March 14, 2001
Previously application designers had to anticipate every situation and “predesign” graphic designs
In related work, the BHARAT system, automatically creates 2D graphical designs based on the data type. For example, the system automatically chose to show the data as a line chart if the data was continuous.
identify graphical languages that express the desired information
identify which graphical languages is most effective at using the output and human capabilities
“…an important responsibility of a user interface is to make intelligent use of human visual abilities and output media whenever it presents information to the user.”