Visual presentation of scientific or abstract data.
Visualization is the activity of presenting scientific data or abstract structures in a visual form. There are several subareas:
- Scientific visualization: deals with data that are geometric in nature and may have a time dimension.
- Information visualization(: deals with abstract data structures like trees, graphs and relations.
- Software Visualization: deals with facts related to software.
Robert vam Liere and Wim de Leeuw have visualized liquid flows. There is also an animated version.
Facebook's Friend Wheel showed the connection between friends:
Stephen Eick visualizes the frequency of execution for each line in all source files of a software system.
Daniel Bierwirth shows the connections (colored lines) between system components (at outer circle).