GADGET/FV: A Design Support System for Flow Visualization Applications

Yuriko Takeshima, Issei Fujishiro

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

Modular Visualization Environments (MVEs) are commonly used in many disciplines including fluid science, because of their archivability and extendability, which domain-specific visualization software does not possess. However, it is still difficult for scientists and engineers, who do not have to be visualization experts, to fully utilize a bunch of visualization modules by taking into account their pros&cons and usage for constructing optimal MVE applications. In this paper, we propose a system, called GADGET/FV, which assists the users in designing their MVE applications for flow visualization problems by relying on an extended Wehrend Matrix as its goal-oriented taxonomy to retrieve effective visualization techniques to meet their goals and requirements. In the GADGET/FV system, adaptive and detailed user support in accordance with the progress of their visual analysis is realized through several feature mechanisms to save/reuse visualization processes, and to link research memos explicitly to c rresponding visualization results. Practical fluid analysis is performed to illustrate the usefulness of the present system, with a proof of the system capability in reference to Robertson's criteria to evaluate the performance of visualization systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)796-806
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of the Institute of Image Electronics Engineers of Japan
Volume36
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Flow visualization
Visualization
Fluids
Adaptive systems
Taxonomies
Engineers

Keywords

  • Flow visualization
  • MVEs
  • Taxonomy
  • Visualization application design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Cite this

GADGET/FV : A Design Support System for Flow Visualization Applications. / Takeshima, Yuriko; Fujishiro, Issei.

In: Journal of the Institute of Image Electronics Engineers of Japan, Vol. 36, No. 5, 2007, p. 796-806.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{14e0981db9ce49e299646de02aeb08d0,
title = "GADGET/FV: A Design Support System for Flow Visualization Applications",
abstract = "Modular Visualization Environments (MVEs) are commonly used in many disciplines including fluid science, because of their archivability and extendability, which domain-specific visualization software does not possess. However, it is still difficult for scientists and engineers, who do not have to be visualization experts, to fully utilize a bunch of visualization modules by taking into account their pros&cons and usage for constructing optimal MVE applications. In this paper, we propose a system, called GADGET/FV, which assists the users in designing their MVE applications for flow visualization problems by relying on an extended Wehrend Matrix as its goal-oriented taxonomy to retrieve effective visualization techniques to meet their goals and requirements. In the GADGET/FV system, adaptive and detailed user support in accordance with the progress of their visual analysis is realized through several feature mechanisms to save/reuse visualization processes, and to link research memos explicitly to c rresponding visualization results. Practical fluid analysis is performed to illustrate the usefulness of the present system, with a proof of the system capability in reference to Robertson's criteria to evaluate the performance of visualization systems.",
keywords = "Flow visualization, MVEs, Taxonomy, Visualization application design",
author = "Yuriko Takeshima and Issei Fujishiro",
year = "2007",
doi = "10.11371/iieej.36.796",
language = "English",
volume = "36",
pages = "796--806",
journal = "Journal of the Institute of Image Electronics Engineers of Japan",
issn = "0285-9831",
publisher = "Institute of Image Electronics Engineers of Japan",
number = "5",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - GADGET/FV

T2 - A Design Support System for Flow Visualization Applications

AU - Takeshima, Yuriko

AU - Fujishiro, Issei

PY - 2007

Y1 - 2007

N2 - Modular Visualization Environments (MVEs) are commonly used in many disciplines including fluid science, because of their archivability and extendability, which domain-specific visualization software does not possess. However, it is still difficult for scientists and engineers, who do not have to be visualization experts, to fully utilize a bunch of visualization modules by taking into account their pros&cons and usage for constructing optimal MVE applications. In this paper, we propose a system, called GADGET/FV, which assists the users in designing their MVE applications for flow visualization problems by relying on an extended Wehrend Matrix as its goal-oriented taxonomy to retrieve effective visualization techniques to meet their goals and requirements. In the GADGET/FV system, adaptive and detailed user support in accordance with the progress of their visual analysis is realized through several feature mechanisms to save/reuse visualization processes, and to link research memos explicitly to c rresponding visualization results. Practical fluid analysis is performed to illustrate the usefulness of the present system, with a proof of the system capability in reference to Robertson's criteria to evaluate the performance of visualization systems.

AB - Modular Visualization Environments (MVEs) are commonly used in many disciplines including fluid science, because of their archivability and extendability, which domain-specific visualization software does not possess. However, it is still difficult for scientists and engineers, who do not have to be visualization experts, to fully utilize a bunch of visualization modules by taking into account their pros&cons and usage for constructing optimal MVE applications. In this paper, we propose a system, called GADGET/FV, which assists the users in designing their MVE applications for flow visualization problems by relying on an extended Wehrend Matrix as its goal-oriented taxonomy to retrieve effective visualization techniques to meet their goals and requirements. In the GADGET/FV system, adaptive and detailed user support in accordance with the progress of their visual analysis is realized through several feature mechanisms to save/reuse visualization processes, and to link research memos explicitly to c rresponding visualization results. Practical fluid analysis is performed to illustrate the usefulness of the present system, with a proof of the system capability in reference to Robertson's criteria to evaluate the performance of visualization systems.

KW - Flow visualization

KW - MVEs

KW - Taxonomy

KW - Visualization application design

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85024734379&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=85024734379&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.11371/iieej.36.796

DO - 10.11371/iieej.36.796

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:85024734379

VL - 36

SP - 796

EP - 806

JO - Journal of the Institute of Image Electronics Engineers of Japan

JF - Journal of the Institute of Image Electronics Engineers of Japan

SN - 0285-9831

IS - 5

ER -