8 June 2001 Cognitive processes in scientific visualization
Author Affiliations +
Abstract
What makes a graphic image a good visualization. Why is one visualization better than another. Why are 3D visualizations better than 2D visualizations in some cases but not others. How does the size of the display, color, contrast level, brightness or frame rate affect the usability of the visualization, and how do these 'physical' quantities affect the type and amount of information that can be extracted from the visualization by the user. These are just a few of the questions that a multi-disciplinary effort at the NRL are trying to answer. By combining visualization experts, physicist and cognitive scientists, awe are trying to understand the cognitive processes carried out in the minds of scientists at the time they perform a visual analysis of their data. The results from this project are being used for the design of visualization methodologies and basic cognitive work. In this paper, we present a general description of our project and a brief discussion of the results obtained trying to understand why 3D visualizations are sometimes better than 2D, as most of the attempts at studying this problem have resulted in theories that are either to vague or under-specified, or not informative across different contexts.
© (2001) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
Marco O. Lanzagorta, Marco O. Lanzagorta, Robert O. Rosenberg, Robert O. Rosenberg, Greg Trafton, Greg Trafton, } "Cognitive processes in scientific visualization", Proc. SPIE 4299, Human Vision and Electronic Imaging VI, (8 June 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.429528; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.429528
PROCEEDINGS
9 PAGES


SHARE
RELATED CONTENT

The magic crayon an object definition and volume...
Proceedings of SPIE (September 13 1993)
Reconfigurable visualization for HWIL simulation
Proceedings of SPIE (August 12 1998)
Flow Web a graph based user interface for 3D...
Proceedings of SPIE (January 18 2010)
Lifting business process diagrams to 2.5 dimensions
Proceedings of SPIE (January 18 2010)
Synthetic display of 3D terrain and objects
Proceedings of SPIE (March 21 1996)

Back to Top