Rule-based Visual Mappings with a Case Study on Poetry Visualization

Abstract

In this paper, we present a user-centered design study on poetry visualization. We develop a rule-based solution to address the conflicting needs for maintaining the flexibility of visualizing a large set of poetic variables and for reducing the tedium and cognitive load in interacting with the visual mapping control panel. We adopt Munzner’s nested design model to maintain high-level interactions with the end users in a closed loop. In addition, we examine three design options for alleviating the difficulty in visualizing poems latitudinally. We present several example uses of poetry visualization in scholarly research on poetry.

Citation

Alfie Abdul-Rahman, Julie Lein, Katharine Coles, Eamonn Maguire, Miriah Meyer, Martin Wynne, Chris Johnson, Anne Trefethen, Min Chen
Rule-based Visual Mappings with a Case Study on Poetry Visualization
Computer Graphics Forum (EuroVis '13), 32(3), doi:10.1111/cgf.12125, 2013.

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