JSM 2012 Home

JSM 2012 Online Program

The views expressed here are those of the individual authors and not necessarily those of the JSM sponsors, their officers, or their staff.

Online Program Home

Abstract Details

Activity Number: 175
Type: Contributed
Date/Time: Monday, July 30, 2012 : 10:30 AM to 12:20 PM
Sponsor: Section on Statistical Graphics
Abstract - #306062
Title: What Gets Our Attention?
Author(s): Heike Hofmann*+ and Hadley Wickham and Dianne H Cook
Companies: Iowa State University and Rice University and Iowa State University
Address: 2413 Snedecor Hall, Ames, IA, 50011,
Keywords: perception ; visual tasks ; graphics

Cleveland and Mc Gill tested in 1984 how well our visual system is adapted at performing particular tasks, such as comparing positions along a common line. Kosara and Ziemkiwicz recently (2010) re-produced this work with studies using crowd-sourcing and came to the same conclusions. Based on this work, we investigate how we - visually - break ties between competing visual elements (and their aesthetics). Using graphical inference techniques (Buja et al., 2009) we can measure the impact that e.g. outliers or color choices have visually (in the general population).

The address information is for the authors that have a + after their name.
Authors who are presenting talks have a * after their name.

Back to the full JSM 2012 program

2012 JSM Online Program Home

For information, contact jsm@amstat.org or phone (888) 231-3473.

If you have questions about the Continuing Education program, please contact the Education Department.