Presented by: 
A/Prof. Ross Ihaka, University of Auckland
Date: 
Fri 14 Feb, 11:00 am - 11:45 am
Venue: 
67-442

Drawing graphs is often regarded as an art form. Unfortunately, not everyone is born "artistic" and it is all too easy to produce ugly or misleading graphs. In this talk I'll argue that keeping in mind how the visual system works can help build graphics software that makes it easier to construct "good" graphs.  Doing this will involve touching on aspects of computing, perception, aesthetics and patent law.

The talk will look at two examples; colour choice for area fills and the drawing of piecewise smooth curves.

External link to Ross Ihaka's website

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