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[edit] Taxonomy

Could these be added;

  1. Shneiderman B. The eyes have it: A task by data type taxonomy for information visualizations, In Proceedings IEEE Visual Languages , pages 336-343, Boulder, CO, Sept 1996.
  2. Ed H. Chi, A Taxonomy of Visualization Techniques Using the Data State Reference Model, Proceedings of the IEEE Symposium on Information Vizualization 2000, p.69, October 09-10, 2000
  3. A Taxonomy of Information Visualization User-Interfaces By Chris Northl, Human-Computer Interaction Lab, University of Maryland at College Park.
  4. OLIVE: On-line Library of Information Visualization Environments.

They are taxonomies of the information visualisations studied in infoviz, rather than a taxonomy of the field, but they are at least a starting point.

Spdegabrielle 22:49, 3 November 2007 (CET)

Spdegabrielle 11:23, 4 November 2007 (CET)

[edit] possible taxonomy

  1. Visual Analytics
  2. Information Visualisation
    1. Information Visualisation - Techniques
    2. Information Visualisation - Usability
    3. Information Visualisation - Applications
    4. Information Visualisation - Collaborative Visualisation
    5. Information Visualisation - Web Visualisation
    6. Information Visualisation - Large Scale Visualisation
  3. Knowledge Visualisation
    1. Knowledge Visualisation - New Classifications
    2. Knowledge Visualisation - Theory
    3. Knowledge Visualisation - Application
  4. Indigenous Knowledge Visualisation
  5. Knowledge Domain Visualisation
  6. Information Visualisation in Biomedical Informatics-IVBi
  7. Visualisation in Built and Rural Environments
  8. Design Visualisation
  9. Visual Data Mining
  10. HCI - Interaction Design for Information Visualisations
  11. Applications of Graph Theory
  12. Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality
  13. Multimedia and E-Learning
  14. Digital Art
  15. Animation, Computer Games and their Applications
  16. Education

Section headings from the Proceedings of the 11th International Conference Information Visualization (IV '07)

I think these work better than the section headings from 'using vision to think' for instance, as they are centered on research practice, rather than trying to present a unified view of the field.

Spdegabrielle 23:37, 4 November 2007 (CET)

[edit] The ACM Computing Classification System (1998)

Has little to say on information visualisation; but does show how one might be constructed. (ACM reserves all rights - so don't copy/paste.)

Spdegabrielle 23:37, 4 November 2007 (CET)

[edit] Very interesting work

It is great that you are thinking about how the field of information visualization can be described via a taxonomy! It would be very handy to have such a taxonomy which might also ease my current struggling when using ACM's or other's taxonomies to categorize research papers in the field.

-- Wolfgang Aigner 12:07, 5 November 2007 (CET)


I have given it a page:[Draft taxonomy], Linked from [Taxonomy].

What other (apart from ACMCCS) taxonomies/classification systems do you use?

Spdegabrielle 14:11, 5 November 2007 (CET)

What comes here to my mind are for example the different classification schemes that libraries use.
-- Wolfgang Aigner 15:29, 5 November 2007 (CET)

LCSH has about five Information Visualization entries, with only one narrower term 'software visualization'

SOURCE OF HEADINGS: Library of Congress Online Catalog
YOU SEARCHED: Subject Authority Headings = Information visualization

Information visualization
Information visualization Case studies.
Information visualization Congresses.
Information visualization Data processing.
Information visualization Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Information visualization Periodicals.
Information visualization Psychological aspects.
Information visualization Software.

INFORMATION FOR: Information visualization
Narrower Term:  Software visualization
See Also:  Visual analytics

INFORMATION FOR: Software visualization
Narrower Term:  Computational steering (Computer science)


Another interesting exercise would be to look at a collection of papers, and see what keywords the authors assign.

Spdegabrielle 15:47, 5 November 2007 (CET)

[edit] can the taxonomy page be added to the site navigation

It'd be great to give it a higher profile. Spdegabrielle 12:13, 10 March 2008 (CET)

[edit] taxonomy alternatives

It might be a crazy idea, but it seems a taxonomy is a retrieval instrument whose earliest recorded use/invention dates back to the Sumerian (approx. Iraq).

In some ways it is the earliest Infovis instrument!

Can we do better?

Spdegabrielle 12:23, 10 March 2008 (CET)