Once upon a Time in a Land Far Away: Guidelines for Spatio-Temporal Narrative Visualization

Sara Rodrigues, Ana Figueiras, Ilo Alexandre

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Abstract

Creating a visualization that conveys a narrative requires choosing the dimensions and features that help tell the story. Time and space are two of these storytelling attributes which are commonly present in the story's structure. Thus, these should be considered in the creation process. Narrative Visualization is still a new field in Information Visualization research, and while there are guidelines for designing visualizations, specific ones for this new area are still lacking. Therefore, supported by previous research on broad recommendations for designing visualizations, we propose a specific set of guidelines to structure effective visual narratives divided into four decision categories: Intent, Spatio-temporal, Interaction, and Narrative Elements.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInformation Visualization - Biomedical Visualization and Geometric Modelling and Imaging, IV 2019
EditorsEbad Banissi, Anna Ursyn, Mark W. McK. Bannatyne, Nuno Datia, Joao Moura Pires, Rita Francese, Muhammad Sarfraz, Theodor G Wyeld, Fatma Bouali, Gilles Venturin, Hanane Azzag, Mustapha Lebbah, Marjan Trutschl, Urska Cvek, Heimo Muller, Minoru Nakayama, Sebastian Kernbach, Loredana Caruccio, Michele Risi, Ugo Erra, Autilia Vitiello, Veronica Rossano
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages44-48
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781728128382
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2019
Event23rd International Conference on Information Visualisation - Biomedical Visualization and Geometric Modelling and Imaging, IV 2019 - Paris, France
Duration: 2 Jul 20195 Jul 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on Information Visualisation
Volume2019-July
ISSN (Print)1093-9547

Conference

Conference23rd International Conference on Information Visualisation - Biomedical Visualization and Geometric Modelling and Imaging, IV 2019
CountryFrance
CityParis
Period2/07/195/07/19

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Keywords

  • Information visualization
  • Interactive storytelling
  • Narrative visualization
  • Spatio temporal data

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Rodrigues, S., Figueiras, A., & Alexandre, I. (2019). Once upon a Time in a Land Far Away: Guidelines for Spatio-Temporal Narrative Visualization. In E. Banissi, A. Ursyn, M. W. McK. Bannatyne, N. Datia, J. M. Pires, R. Francese, M. Sarfraz, T. G. Wyeld, F. Bouali, G. Venturin, H. Azzag, M. Lebbah, M. Trutschl, U. Cvek, H. Muller, M. Nakayama, S. Kernbach, L. Caruccio, M. Risi, U. Erra, A. Vitiello, ... V. Rossano (Eds.), Information Visualization - Biomedical Visualization and Geometric Modelling and Imaging, IV 2019 (pp. 44-48). [8811946] (Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Visualisation; Vol. 2019-July). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/IV.2019.00017