Expressive Visualization

Project Mission

We aim at improving the expressiveness of visualizations through the use of artistic inspired methods, non-photorealistic rendering techniques, and highly interactive user interfaces. Visualizations should be made by using the appropriate level of abstraction according to the purpose of visualization, and the visualizations should be perceptually effective.

Non-Photorealistic Rendering
This work demonstrates highly interactive NPR for volume visualization, pen-and-ink illustrations and visualization of time-varying data. The interactivity achieved allows for the exploration of a large visualization parameter space for the creation of effective illustrations.
Kinetic Visualization
Motion provides strong visual cues for the perception of shape and depth, as demonstrated by cognitive scientists and visual artists. We introduced kinetic visualization a technique using particle systems to add supplemental motion cues which can aid in the perception of shape and spatial relationships of static objects.