Lev Manovich demonstrated that in 2002, he defined visualization as “a transformation of quantified data which is not visual is into a visual representation.” There are two definitions of visualization.
- Most information visualization today continues to employ graphical primitives.
- mapping of most important data dimensions into spatial variables.
There is one example about Health InfoScape http://visualization.geblogs.com/visualization/network/
- clear structure (color/patterns/transparency)—two types to switch. make visible the relations between a large number of these artifacts.
- interactive visualization—check every disease and transformable/search box/ limiting condition（gender)
- spatial dimensions— type2 show the degree of prevalence from distance from the prototypical spatial
There also has a example aboutSan Francisco Bay community food web http://proopnarine.wordpress.com/2009/02/
- No visual dimensions
- can not understand
- no any animations to show the principle
1.Manovich, L., 2010. What is Visualisation. [online] Available at:
http://manovich.net/index.php/projects/what-is-visualization [Accessed 10 Nov. 2014].