The Information Mural: A Technique for Displaying and Navigating Large Information Spaces

dc.contributor.author Jerding, Dean Frederick
dc.contributor.author Stasko, John T.
dc.date.accessioned 2004-11-01T15:27:41Z
dc.date.available 2004-11-01T15:27:41Z
dc.date.issued 1997
dc.description.abstract Information visualizations must allow users to browse information spaces and focus quickly on items of interest. Being able to see some representation of the entire information space provides an initial gestalt overview and gives context to support browsing and search tasks. However, the limited number of pixels on the screen constrain the information bandwidth and make it difficult to completely display large information spaces. The Information Mural is a two-dimensional, reduced representation of an entire information space that fits entirely within a display window or screen. The mural creates a miniature version of the information space using visual attributes such as grayscale shading, intensity, color, and pixel size, along with anti-aliased compression techniques. Information Murals can be used as stand-alone visualizations or in global navigational views. We have built several prototypes to demonstrate the use of Information Murals in visualization applications; subject matter for these views includes computer software, scientific data, text documents, and geographic information. en
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dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1853/3541
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher Georgia Institute of Technology en
dc.relation.ispartofseries GVU Technical Report;GIT-GVU-97-24
dc.subject Information visualization en
dc.subject Software visualization en
dc.subject Data visualization en
dc.subject Focus context en
dc.subject Navigation en
dc.subject Browsers en
dc.title The Information Mural: A Technique for Displaying and Navigating Large Information Spaces en
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dc.type.genre Technical Report
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local.contributor.author Stasko, John T.
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