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Assignment 11: SoftVis

Release date: Monday, 13.01.14 - Due date: Sunday, 19.01.14, 23:59

Task 53: Gestalt Laws

6 points

During the lecture, the Gestalt Laws were introduced and a few were explained. Your task is to explain a few not mentioned in the lecture (don't worry, the laws covered in this task are irrelevant for the exam). Write 1-3 sentences for each in your own words, give an example and cite your reference.

a.) Law of Symmetry

b.) Law of Past Experience

c.) Law of Prägnanz

Task 54: Visualization

5+2 points

Note: This task was taken from last years exam.

a.) Which of the following preattentive processing features can be seen in the picture below?

b.) Which of the following Gestalt laws can be seen in the picture below?


Task 55: Design Structure Matrix (DSM) Reorganization

10 points

Reorganize the following matrix by using the reorganization algorithm presented in the lecture. Write down each of the 4 reorderings and the final matrix.

3 X
4 X XX

Task 56: DSM and Cycle length

4 points

The DSM allows to identify the length of cycles in the matrix.

a.) What is the length of the longest cycle in the DSM below?

b.) Write down the path of the cycle.

4 XX
5 X XX
6 XX

Task 57: Compare Visualizations

6 points

The New York City subway has the biggest number of stations in the world (468 stations), the 2nd longest network and 7th in daily passenger numbers. There have been numberous attempts to design a visualization of the subwaysystem for it's passengers. Below you'll find a picture comparing two visualizations for Mid-Manhattan.

(click to see a bigger sized image)

a.) Discuss advantages and disadvantages of both visualizations (present at least one advantage and disadvantage of each map).

b.) Which map do you favour, explain your choice.

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