Category Archives: Shape Visualization

Shape visualization using attributes, such as curvature, notches and closure.

Album de Statistique Graphique

The Album de Statistique Graphique is a set of annual publications of data visualizations in France in the late 1800’s. I first heard about them from Michael Friendly a decade ago and have always been on the lookout to find … Continue reading

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History of Glyphs and Shape Attributes

In previous papers on shape attributes, I’ve looked at some of the historic precedents for shape attributes used in other domains. This has included: SciVis: e.g. Superquadrics, ┬átensor glyphs, blobs, voreen glyphs InfoVis: Chernoff faces, star coordinates, stick vis, star … Continue reading

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The Fundamentals of Data Visualization.

This blog is about the fundamentals of data visualization. The design space for data visualization is vast, much remains to be discovered and codified. Many data visualizations, charts and graphs rely on very simple encodings: size, color and location (x,y) … Continue reading

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