3D information visualisation: an historical perspective

Author(s)

Wyeld, Theodor G.

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Abstract

The use of 3D visualisation of digital information is a recent phenomenon. It relies on users understanding 3D perspectival spaces. Questions about the universal access of such spaces has been debated since its inception in the European Renaissance. Perspective has since become a strong cultural influence in Western visual communication. Perspective imaging assists the process of experimenting by the sketching or modelling of ideas. In particular, the recent 3D modelling of an essentially non-dimensional Cyber-space raises questions of how we think about information in general. While alternate methods clearly exist they are rarely explored within the 3D paradigm (such as Chinese isometry). This paper seeks to generate further discussion on the historical background of perspective and its role in underpinning this emergent field.

Publication year

2005

Publication type

Conference paper

Source

9th IEEE International Conference on Information Visualisation (IV 05), London, United Kingdom, 06-08 July 2005 / E. Banissi, M. Sarfraz, J. C. Roberts, B. Loften, A. Ursyn, R. A. Burkhard, A. Lee and G. Andrienko (eds.), pp. 593-598

Publisher

IEEE

ISBN

9780769523972

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