19 Feb 2015

I looked at the paper Data Visualization in the First Person which points out a lot of interesting more psychological points about visualization and the perspective implied in these. It discusses, for example, viewpoint and how the choice of composition in visual scenes (such as paintings) can make you feel included or excluded from the scene. It also comments about leveraging human capabilities and ability to quickly locate 3d structures and spatial relationships. The paper applies these notions to possibilities in 3d visualization.

The author was responsible for many of the visualizations in the Ted Talk Birth of a Word.