BEYOND GRAPHICS: INFORMATION - An Overview of Infovis Practices in the Field of the Architectural Heritage

J. Y. Blaise, I. Dudek

Abstract

Understanding and representing the evolution of architectural artefacts over time requires a careful examination of heterogeneous, questionable pieces of data. Accordingly, our position is that computer graphics can and will support such investigation if and only if they are designed, above all, as information visualisation disposals (may the visual result be realistic or not). But contemporary practices often fail to reach this goal. In this paper, we propose possible explanations, and argue why we believe the problem has more to do with a lack of appropriate methodology than with technologies. As an answer, we introduce a global methodological framework that claims to be at the intersection of figurative architectural representation and of information visualisation. We finally back up this claim by presenting past and contemporary examples showing there can be a bridge between the above mentioned fields.

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Y. Blaise J. and Dudek I. (2008). BEYOND GRAPHICS: INFORMATION - An Overview of Infovis Practices in the Field of the Architectural Heritage . In Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 1: GRAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2008) ISBN 978-989-8111-20-3, pages 147-150. DOI: 10.5220/0001100101470150


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@conference{grapp08,
author={J. Y. Blaise and I. Dudek},
title={BEYOND GRAPHICS: INFORMATION - An Overview of Infovis Practices in the Field of the Architectural Heritage},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 1: GRAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2008)},
year={2008},
pages={147-150},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001100101470150},
isbn={978-989-8111-20-3},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 1: GRAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2008)
TI - BEYOND GRAPHICS: INFORMATION - An Overview of Infovis Practices in the Field of the Architectural Heritage
SN - 978-989-8111-20-3
AU - Y. Blaise J.
AU - Dudek I.
PY - 2008
SP - 147
EP - 150
DO - 10.5220/0001100101470150