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A framework for information visualisation

Kennedy, Jessie; Mitchell, Kenneth; Barclay, Peter J.



In this paper we examine the issues involved in developing information visualisation systems and present a framework for their construction. The framework addresses the components which must be considered in providing effective visualisations. The framework is specified using a declarative object oriented language; the resulting object model may be mapped to a variety of graphical user interface development platforms. This provides general support to developers of visualisation systems. A prototype system exists which allows the investigation of alternative visualisations for a range of data sources. The authors conclude with the benefits of this approach and issues requiring further investigation.


Kennedy, J., Mitchell, K., & Barclay, P. J. (1996). A framework for information visualisation. SIGMOD record, 25, 30-34

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 1996
Deposit Date Oct 30, 2009
Publicly Available Date Oct 30, 2009
Print ISSN 0163-5808
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 25
Pages 30-34
Keywords Information systems; Database management; Object oriented language; Object model; Human-computer interaction; Visualisation; Graphical interface
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