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The Craft of Information Visualization by Ben Shneiderman, Benjamin B. Bederson

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Interactive Information Visualization of a Million Items

Jean-Daniel Fekete and Catherine Plaisant,     Human Computer Interaction Laboratory, University of Maryland, http://www.cs.umd.edu/hcil. E-mail address: fekete@lri.fr, plaisant@cs.umd.edu

Abstract

Existing information visualization techniques are usually limited to the display of a few thousand items. This article describes new interactive techniques capable of handling a million items (effectively visible and manageable on screen). We evaluate the use of hardware-based techniques available with newer graphics cards, as well as new animation techniques and non-standard graphical features such as stereovision and overlap count. These techniques have been applied to two popular information ...

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