Visualizing Knowledge and Information: An Introduction [chapter]

Tanja Keller, Sigmar-Olaf Tergan
2005 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
Visualization has proven to be an effective strategy for supporting users in coping with complexity in knowledge-and information-rich scenarios. Up to now, however, information visualization and knowledge visualization have been distinct research areas, which have been developed independently of each other. This book aims toward bringing both approaches together and looking for synergies, which may be used for fostering learning, instruction, and problem solving. This introductory article seeks
more » ... to provide a conceptual framework and a preview of the contributions of this volume. The most important concepts referred to in this book are defined and a conceptual rationale is provided as to why visualization may be effective in fostering, processing and managing knowledge and information. The basic ideas underlying knowledge visualization and information visualization are outlined. The preview of each approach addresses its basic concept, as well as how it fits into the conceptual rationale of the book. The contributions are structured according to whether they belong to one of the following basic categories: "Background", "Knowledge Visualization", "Information Visualization", and "Synergies".
doi:10.1007/11510154_1 fatcat:vsbigit52bgv7hwzxp6qlgsyne