This section contains articles about scientific papers written by me, Robert Kosara. You can find all of my papers over on my personal portfolio/vanity website, kosara.net.
The Shaping of Information by Visual Metaphors
In January, my Ph.D. student Caroline Ziemkiewicz told me about an interesting observation she had made: in different papers comparing tree visualizations, treemaps came out as best, worst, or somewhere in the middle. One difference she noticed was how the questions were worded: when a levels metaphor was used, treemaps did badly; a containment metaphor, on the other hand, seemed to favor treemaps. So we decided to investigate – the result will be presented at InfoVis on Monday, October 20.
Paper on Visualization Criticism in CG&A
A paper on visualization criticism just appeared in the Visualization Viewpoints section of this month’s Computer Graphics and Applications (CG&A). Authors are yours truly, Fritz Drury, Lars Erik Holmquist, and David Laidlaw.