Patterns provide a 60% faster way to locate, navigate, and grasp meanings.
Information visualization technologies can enable most users to locate specific information they are looking for as much as 60 percent faster than with standard navigation methods.
Visualization techniques exploit multiple dimensions, e.g.:
- 1D — Links, keywords lists, audio.
- 2D — Taxonomies, facets, thesauri, trees, tables, charts, maps, diagrams, graphs, schematics typography, image
- 2.5D — Layers, overlays, builds, multi-spaces, 2D animation, 2D navigation in time
- 3D/4D — 3-dimensional models, characters, scenes, 3D animation, virtual worlds, synthetic worlds, and reality browsing.