Research Output

The perspective tunnel: An inside view on smoothly integrating detail and context.

  The perspective tunnel, a general kind of information visualisation artefact, embodies a visual form which exploits natural human visual perception. Perspective tunnels map information on to the floor, ceiling and walls of a tunnel, so that both every item of data is visible and the visual field is used effectively. This maximises the effective use of screen real estate, with the potential of representing an infinite amount of data. In real terms, the visualisation of large amounts of information is achieved. A justification of the perspective tunnel's appropriateness is sought from the study of human visual perception. In addition, a selection of perspective tunnel visualisation techniques are presented.

  • Date:

    30 November 1996

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Publisher

    Springer-Verlag

  • Library of Congress:

    QA76 Computer software

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    005 Computer programming, programs & data

Citation

Mitchell, K. & Kennedy, J. (1996). The perspective tunnel: An inside view on smoothly integrating detail and context. In Lefer, W. & Grave, M. (Eds.). Visualization in scientific computing '97: proceedings of the Eurographics Workshop in Boulogne-sur-Mer, France, April 28-30, 1997. ISBN 3211830499

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Keywords

Ibformation visualisation; Human visual perception; Perspective tunnels; Information mapping; Efficiency; Techniques;

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