Contributions to Books:
R. Kosara, S. Miksch, H. Hauser:
"Useful Properties of Semantic Depth of Field for Better F+C Visualization";
in: "Joint Eurographics - IEEE TCVG Symposium on Visualization (VisSym '02)",
D. Ebert, P. Brunet, I. Navazo (ed.);
This paper presents the results of a thorough user study that was performed to assess some features and the general
usefulness of Semantic Depth of Field (SDOF). Based on these results, concrete hints are given on how SDOF can
be used for visualization. SDOF was found to be a very effective means for guiding the viewer’s attention and for
giving him or her a quick overview of a data set. It can also very quickly be perceived, and therefore provides an
efficient visual channel.
Semantic Depth of Field is a focus+context (F+C) technique that uses blur to point the user to the most relevant
objects. It was inspired by the depth of field (DOF) effect in photography, which serves a very similar purpose.
Electronic version of the publication:
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