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Information Visualization Resources

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What is Visualization?

Visualization is more than a method of computing! It is a process of transforming information into a visual form enabling the viewer to observe, browse, make sense, and understand the information. It typically employs computers to process the information and computer screens to view it using methods of interactive graphics, imaging, and visual design. It relies on the visual system to perceive and process the information.

Visualization is more than pretty pictures. This is not to lessen the importance of visual aesthetics. The latter is quite important in making the user like to look at the information. However, the beauty of an effective visualization is more than skin deep.

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