The term visualisation up in many research fields each of which has a slightly different understanding of what the term stands for. Based on the definition that is used in this work (as described on page 19) possible domains of visualisations range from artistic sciences and methods (e.g. design, aesthetics), over the art and science of manually, semi-automatically or automatically created diagrams (as e.g. apparent in descriptive and analytical geometry, visual languages, technical illustrations, and descriptive statistics), to the technical areas of knowledge, information, and scientific visualisation and computer graphics. Close to these main areas reside a variety of research fields that are not entirely focused on an idiosyncratic view of visualisation but provide additional methods, insights, and guidelines that influence and are influenced by the core domains. Among these would be psychology – especially in regard to the physiological and cognitive theories of visual perception – sociology and semiotics – with respect to different perceptions of visualisations due to cultural factors – and mathematics – regarding the provision of calculus apart from the geometry for different types of visualisation.


Information Visualisation Visual Language Enterprise Modelling Graph Drawing Business Process Modelling Notation 
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  • Hans-Georg Fill

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