Understanding visualization research


What is Visualization (research)? The field of visualization is a diverse research field. Influenced by mathematical thinking and human-centered design alike, there are different approaches in understanding research contributions, evaluation strategies etc. This has led to a splintering of the field masked by different naming strategies. We try to study the difference to better understand the commonalities and, in the process, map out this beautiful research domain called Visualization.


Principal Investigators


The nested blocks and guidelines model
Meyer, Miriah and Sedlmair, Michael and Quinan, P Samuel and Munzner, Tamara
Information Visualization. ISSN 1473-8716 (2013)

A Systematic Review on the Practice of Evaluating Visualization
Isenberg, Tobias and Isenberg, Petra and Chen, Jian and Sedlmair, Michael and Möller, Torsten
pp. 2818-2827 ISSN 1077-2626 (2013)

Mathematical Foundations of Scientific Visualization, Computer Graphics, and Massive Data Exploration
Torsten Möller, Bernd Hamann, Robert Russell, (Eds.)
Series: Mathematics and Visualization, June 2009. 

Evaluating Visualizations: Do Expert Reviews Work?
Melanie Tory, Torsten Möller
IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, Vol. 25, No. 5, pp. 8-11, September 2005. 

Rethinking Visualization: A High-Level Taxonomy
Melanie Tory, Torsten Möller
Proceedings of IEEE Symposium on Information Visualization 2004 (InfoVis04), pp. 151-158, Austin, TX, October 2004. 

Human Factors In Visualization Research
Melanie Tory, Torsten Möller
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, TVCG 10(1): 72-84, January 2004