Scientific visualization and illustrative visualization



Illustrative visualization takes inspiration from the long tradition of traditional illustration, in which illustrators have developed numerous excellent techniques to convey complex scientific principles, techniques, data, etc. As such it not only draws from traditional computer graphics but also from non-photorealistic rendering and uses principles like abstaction and emphasis to create visualizations of real datasets. It such has the potential to provide illustration-like visualizations where it would be unfeasible to hire a professional illustrator as well as attempts to create interactively explorable illustration-like visualizations.


illustrative visualization, abstraction, emphasis.

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