Information Visualization

Information Visualization

Wita Wojkowski (Boise State University, USA)
Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 7
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-989-2.ch083
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Abstract

Information visualization refers to technologies that support visualization and help in the interpretation of information. These technologies include digital images, graphical user interfaces, animations, three dimensional presentations, geographic information systems, virtual reality, and of course, tables and graphs. All of these visualization techniques might be used in enterprise portals where the portal user often handles large amounts of data of different types, from many different sources, and utilizes various software tools. Information visualization helps enterprise portal users understand and interpret complex information, and most importantly, helps identify relationships. That is, information visualization allows portal users to study information in a new way which can lead to novel insights.

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