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{{Definition|A visualization is '''effective''' if it addresses the capabilities of the human visual system. Since perception, and hence the mental image of a visual representation, varies among users, effectiveness is user-dependent. Nonetheless, some general rules for effective visualization have been established in the visualization community.}}
 
{{Definition|A visualization is '''effective''' if it addresses the capabilities of the human visual system. Since perception, and hence the mental image of a visual representation, varies among users, effectiveness is user-dependent. Nonetheless, some general rules for effective visualization have been established in the visualization community.}}
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{{Quotation |'''Effectiveness''' criteria identify which of these graphical languages [that are [[Expressiveness|expressive]]], in a given situation, is the most effective at exploiting the capabilities of the output medium and the human visual system.|[Mackinlay, 1986]}}
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see also: [[Expressiveness]], [[Appropriateness]]
 
see also: [[Expressiveness]], [[Appropriateness]]
  
 
== References ==
 
== References ==
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* [Mackinlay 1986] Jock Mackinlay. Automating the Design of Graphical Presentations of Relational Information. ''ACM Transactions on Graphics'', 5(2):110-141, 1986.
 
*[Schumann and Müller, 2000] Heidrun Schumann and Wolfgang Müller, Visualisierung - Grundlagen und allgemeine Methoden. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 2000.
 
*[Schumann and Müller, 2000] Heidrun Schumann and Wolfgang Müller, Visualisierung - Grundlagen und allgemeine Methoden. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 2000.
 
*[Tominski, 2006] Christian Tominski, Event-Based Visualization for User-Centered Visual Analysis, PhD Thesis, Institute for Computer Science, Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, University of Rostock, 2006.
 
*[Tominski, 2006] Christian Tominski, Event-Based Visualization for User-Centered Visual Analysis, PhD Thesis, Institute for Computer Science, Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, University of Rostock, 2006.
  
 
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A visualization is effective if it addresses the capabilities of the human visual system. Since perception, and hence the mental image of a visual representation, varies among users, effectiveness is user-dependent. Nonetheless, some general rules for effective visualization have been established in the visualization community.
Effectiveness criteria identify which of these graphical languages [that are expressive], in a given situation, is the most effective at exploiting the capabilities of the output medium and the human visual system.
[Mackinlay, 1986]



see also: Expressiveness, Appropriateness

References[edit]

  • [Mackinlay 1986] Jock Mackinlay. Automating the Design of Graphical Presentations of Relational Information. ACM Transactions on Graphics, 5(2):110-141, 1986.
  • [Schumann and Müller, 2000] Heidrun Schumann and Wolfgang Müller, Visualisierung - Grundlagen und allgemeine Methoden. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 2000.
  • [Tominski, 2006] Christian Tominski, Event-Based Visualization for User-Centered Visual Analysis, PhD Thesis, Institute for Computer Science, Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, University of Rostock, 2006.