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Diagram Design

A Constructive Theory


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Thomas Kamps
    Pages 1-8
  3. Thomas Kamps
    Pages 21-27
  4. Thomas Kamps
    Pages 29-48
  5. Thomas Kamps
    Pages 49-90
  6. Thomas Kamps
    Pages 91-152
  7. Thomas Kamps
    Pages 153-166
  8. Thomas Kamps
    Pages 167-173
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 175-191

About this book


This monograph presents a systematic analysis of diagrams as visual representations of factual knowledge. The analysis shows that the design process may be divided into three phases: a data classification phase, a graphical decision phase, and a layout phase. Performed in this order, the three phases more or less reflect the design process of a human expert. They also serve as a basis for a constructive theory for diagram design, which is the main focus of this book. Another interesting topic is only touched upon, namely the commonalities of automatic graphics and text design.


Layout classification diagram design visualization

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