Form Follows Function: Aesthetic Interactive Labels [article]

Timo Götzelmann, Kamran Ali, Knut Hartmann, Thomas Strothotte
2005 Computational Aesthetics in Graphics  
Labels effectively convey co-referential relations between textual and visual elements and are a powerful tool to support learning tasks. Therefore, almost all illustrations in scientific or technical documents employ a large number of labels. This paper introduces a novel approach to integrate internal and external labels into projections of complex 3D models in the fashion of hand-made illustrations. The real-time label layout algorithms proposed in the paper balance a number of conflicting
more » ... quirements such as unambiguity, readability, aesthetic considerations and frame-coherency.
doi:10.2312/compaesth/compaesth05/193-200 fatcat:usax56467bdqhgleixi2namz5q