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Comparison of 2-D planar and 3-D perspective display formats in multidimensional data visualization
Author(s): David H. Merwin; Christopher D. Wickens
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Paper Abstract

This paper examines the relationship between the display representation of a database and the type of task performed with the data in a multidimensional data visualization task. Subjects answered a range of questions about an economic database while viewing either a 2-D or 3-D display of a subset of the database. Subjects'' performance on the questions is interpreted within the context of the Proximity Compatibility Principle, a theory-based principle of the perceptual/cognitive interface. Implications for the design of data visualization display interfaces are discussed.

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Date Published: 1 August 1991
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1456, Large Screen Projection, Avionic, and Helmet-Mounted Displays, (1 August 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.45430
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David H. Merwin, Univ. of Illinois/Urbana-Champaign (United States)
Christopher D. Wickens, Univ. of Illinois/Urbana-Champaign (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1456:
Large Screen Projection, Avionic, and Helmet-Mounted Displays
Harry M. Assenheim; Richard A. Flasck; Thomas M. Lippert; Jerry Bentz, Editor(s)

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