Recent cognitive research indicates that the human brain possesses special abilities for processing information relating to outdoor scenes. Simulated outdoor scenes are presented as an effective method of displaying higher dimensional data in an efficient and comprehensible manner. We demonstrate novel methods of using outdoor objects and scenes to display multidimensional content in a way that that is intuitive for humans to understand, and to exploit various cues commonly found in scenes from the natural world to communicate the values of multiple variables.
College and Department
Physical and Mathematical Sciences; Computer Science
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Hillery, Benjamin A., "Outdoor Scenes for Data Visualization" (2011). All Theses and Dissertations. 3013.
data visualization, natural scenes, graph comprehension, visual cognition