Purdue University > Electrical and Computer Engineering > Pivot

Visualization is the art and science of graphically representing data on a computer for the purpose of amplifying cognition in the human user. A specialization of the field, information visualization deals with abstract data. Because the data is abstract, the choice of visual representation is left to the visualization designer. Our research in this field deals with many different aspects: dynamic, multivariate, and multimodal graphs; multidimensional and multivariate data; textual data; and interaction techniques for large visual spaces.