Luis Borges Gouveia


This paper summarizes the literature on visualisation and information visualisation and provides a broad view of available systems and techniques. The paper also argues that the use of visuals can help conveying information, and that can be an advantage to the use of visualisation and information visualisation to support information management.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Borges Gouveia L. (2004). USING VISUALS TO CONVEY INFORMATION . In Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 5: ICEIS, ISBN 972-8865-00-7, pages 216-220. DOI: 10.5220/0002644102160220

in Bibtex Style

author={Luis Borges Gouveia},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 5: ICEIS,},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 5: ICEIS,
SN - 972-8865-00-7
AU - Borges Gouveia L.
PY - 2004
SP - 216
EP - 220
DO - 10.5220/0002644102160220