Automatic generation of semantic icon encodings for visualizations

Vidya Setlur, Jock D. Mackinlay
2014 Proceedings of the 32nd annual ACM conference on Human factors in computing systems - CHI '14  
Figure 1 . Left: Carl Sagan's scatter plot shows the ratio of brain to body mass on a log-log scale. This ratio is a good way to measure intelligence. The Sagan view shows that labels can make it difficult to see the position of the marks. Right: Icons are a good way to indicate the semantics of marks, as the human visual system is very effective at seeing icons. Here, these icons were automatically generated by our system.
doi:10.1145/2556288.2557408 dblp:conf/chi/SetlurM14 fatcat:pouuqjgnxfczbpifd4qks24bem