Proceedings: GI 2003

Finding Things In Fisheyes: Memorability in Distorted Spaces

Amy Skopik, Carl Gutwin

Proceedings of Graphics Interface 2003: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 11 - 13 June 2003, 47-56

DOI 10.20380/GI2003.06

  • BibTeX

     title = {Finding Things In Fisheyes: Memorability in Distorted Spaces},
     author = {Amy Skopik and Carl Gutwin},
     booktitle = {Proceedings of the Graphics Interface 2003 Conference, June 11-13, 2003, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada},
     organization = {CIPS, Canadian Human-Computer Communication Society},
     publisher = {Canadian Human-Computer Communications Society and A K Peters Ltd.},
     issn = {0713-5424},
     isbn = {1-56881-207-8},
     location = {Halifax, Nova Scotia},
     url = {},
     year = {2003},
     month = {June},
     pages = {47--56}


With large volume data sets, it can be difficult to visualize the data all at once. Multiple views can address this problem by displaying details in areas of interest while still keeping track of the global overview. Many "detail and context" techniques exist for volume data, but it is unclear when to use each one. We introduce a new class of methods called ExoVis, an alternative that balances trade-offs of existing techniques. We then heuristically compare ExoVis to existing methods to provide insight into when each technique is appropriate.