Saying It in Graphics: From Intentions to Visualizations

Stephan M. Kerpedjiev, Giuseppe Carenini, Nancy L. Green, Johanna D. Moore, Steven F. Roth

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The authors propose a methodology for automatically realizing communicative goals in graphics. It features a task model that mediates the communicative intent and the selection of graphical techniques. The methodology supports the following functions: isolating assertions presentable in graphics; mapping such assertions into tasks for the potential reader, and selecting graphical techniques that support those tasks. They illustrate the methodology by redesigning a textual argument into a multimedia one with the same rhetorical and content structures but employing graphics to achieve some of the intentions
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication1998 IEEE Symposium on Information Visualization (InfoVis '98), 19-20 October 1998, Research Triangle Park, NC, USA, Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)0-8186-9093-3
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1998


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