A Framework for Focus+Context Visualization

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A Framework for Focus+Context Visualization
Focus+context visualization techniques aim to give users integrated visual access to both details and overview of a data set. This paper gives a systematic account of such visualization techniques. We introduce the notion that there are different levels of information visualization, with focus+context being a second-level visualization, and illustrate this with examples. We then provide a formal framework for describing and constructing focus+context visualization and relate this to the examples. A description of a software framework based on the principles of the theoretical framework follows, and we give some examples of how different focus+context visualization applications have been constructed using this framework. Finally, we discuss the implications of the formal framework and outline some future work in this area. Keywords Focus+context visualization, information visualization, fisheye views, formal methods, theory
Staffan Björk, Lars Erik Holmquist, Johan Red
Added 03 Aug 2010
Updated 03 Aug 2010
Type Conference
Year 1999
Authors Staffan Björk, Lars Erik Holmquist, Johan Redström
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