Controllable Animation in Information Visualization

Type: 
BA/PR/DA
Persons: 
1

Description

Does animation help to build more vivid and understandable visualizations or confuse readers? Animation allows us to show a reader a series of images to build a coherent idea between different visual representations.
In this project, we would like to explore various types of animation in order to create a suitable one for assisting readers to interpret the changes from one visualization to another (ex., data matrix <-> bar chart <-> radial chart). 

References:
http://www.audentia-gestion.fr/MICROSOFT/bv_ch19.pdf

Tasks

  • Research animation taxonomy and principles of animation
  • Design and develop a controlled animation to translate different information visualizations
  • Examine the effectiveness of animation in visualization

Requirements

  • Knowledge of English language
  • Good programming skills
  • Knowledge of WebGL

Environment

The project should be implemented as a web-based application (to be discussed).

Contact

For more information please contact Hsiang-Yun Wu (wu@cg.tuwien.ac.at) or Haichao Miao (miao@cg.tuwien.ac.at).