Abstract Art vs Information Visualization
In this talk, we will study some of the theories and
practices in abstract art and their existing and
potential applications to information visualization.
We discuss the three dimensions of painting, i.e. form,
color, and texture, various visual cognition principles,
and finally aesthetic compositions used in abstract
painting but applicable to information visualization.
Our objective is to bridge visual arts with information
visualization, so that the latter could learn from the
former in creating more aesthetic visualizations and
thus making the viewer's visualizing process a
Department of Computer Science
The University of Texas at Dallas
Richardson, Texas 75083-0688
Kang Zhang is Professor and Director of Visual
Computing Lab of Computer Science Department at the
University of Texas at Dallas. He received his
B.Eng. in Computer Engineering from the University
of Electronic Science and Technology of China, in
1982; and Ph.D. from the University of Brighton,
UK, in 1990. Prior to joining UT-Dallas, he held
academic positions in China, the UK and Australia.
Kang has a passion in visual arts and had won
prizes in oil painting and Chinese calligraphy. His
research interests are in visual programming,
information visualization, graphical user interfaces,
and Web engineering. He has published over 160 works
in these areas, and is on the Editorial Board of
Journal of Visual Languages and Computing, and an
Associate Editor of International Journal of Software
Engineering and Knowledge Engineering.
His home page is at www.utdallas.edu/~kzhang.