The perspective tunnel: An inside view on smoothly integrating detail and context.

Mitchell, Kenneth and Kennedy, Jessie (1997) The perspective tunnel: An inside view on smoothly integrating detail and context. In: Visualization in scientific computing '97: proceedings of the Eurographics Workshop in Boulogne-sur-Mer, France, April 28-30, 1997. Springer Computing Science . Springer-Verlag, Wien, Austria & New York, USA. ISBN 3211830499

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The perspective tunnel, a general kind of information visualisation artefact, embodies a visual form which exploits natural human visual perception. Perspective tunnels map information on to the floor, ceiling and walls of a tunnel, so that both every item of data is visible and the visual field is used effectively. This maximises the effective use of screen real estate, with the potential of representing an infinite amount of data. In real terms, the visualisation of large amounts of information is achieved. A justification of the perspective tunnel's appropriateness is sought from the study of human visual perception. In addition, a selection of perspective tunnel visualisation techniques are presented.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 3211830499
Additional Information: Paper presented at the 8th Eurographics Workshop on Visualization in Scientific Computing, 28-30 Apr 1997, Boulogne-sur-Mer, France.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ibformation visualisation; Human visual perception; Perspective tunnels; Information mapping; Efficiency; Techniques;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Computing
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 000 Computer science, information & general works > 000 Computer science, knowledge & systems > 005 Computer programming, programs & data
Library of Congress Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Item ID: 2979
Depositing User: Computing Research
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2009 17:29
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2011 12:43

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