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dc.contributor.authorCoelho, Dariusen_US
dc.contributor.authorMueller, Klausen_US
dc.contributor.editorViola, Ivan and Gleicher, Michael and Landesberger von Antburg, Tatianaen_US
dc.description.abstractRecent studies have indicated that visually embellished charts such as infographics have the ability to engage viewers and positively affect memorability. Fueled by these findings, researchers have proposed a variety of infographic design tools. However, these tools do not cover the entire design space. In this work, we identify a subset of infographics that we call infomages. Infomages are casual visuals of data in which a data chart is embedded into a thematic image such that the content of the image reflects the subject and the designer's interpretation of the data. Creating an effective infomage, however, can require a fair amount of design expertise and is thus out of reach for most people. In order to also afford non-artists with the means to design convincing infomages, we first study the principled design of existing infomages and identify a set of key chart embedding techniques. Informed by these findings we build a design tool that links web-scale image search with a set of interactive image processing tools to empower novice users with the ability to design a wide variety of infomages. As the embedding process might introduce some amount of visual distortion of the data our tool also aids users to gauge the amount of this distortion, if any. We experimentally demonstrate the usability of our tool and conclude with a discussion of infomages and our design tool.en_US
dc.publisherThe Eurographics Association and John Wiley & Sons Ltd.en_US
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International License
dc.subjectHuman centered computing
dc.subjectInformation visualization
dc.subjectVisualization systems and tools
dc.subjectApplied computing
dc.subjectMedia arts
dc.subjectComputing methodologies
dc.subjectImage manipulation
dc.titleInfomages: Embedding Data into Thematic Imagesen_US
dc.description.seriesinformationComputer Graphics Forum
dc.description.sectionheadersGraphs and Charts

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