WIT Press


Invited Paper The Design Of A Second Generation Visualization Environment

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/VID930011

Volume

5

Pages

14

Published

1993

Size

1,464 kb

Author(s)

G.J. Edwards

Abstract

Invited Paper The design of a second generation visualization environment G.J. Edwards Silicon Graphics Computer Systems, Forum 1, Station Road, Theale, Reading, Berks, RG7 INTRODUCTION A number of visualization systems are now in the market and have successfully established the concept of interactive visualization as a tool for gaining insights into large or complex data sets. This paper examines the design requirements for a second-generation visualization environment, which learns from the performance and flexibility limitations of first-generation products. We will then illustrate solutions to these issues as implemented in the IRIS Explorerâ„¢ visualization environment from Silicon Graphics. WHAT IS VISUALIZATION ? We use the term here in the simplest and most generic sense: Visualization is any process using computer graphics to gain insight and understanding into complex processes and data. This definition covers a wide range of endeavours: from using image processing tech

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