Project Plan

April 17, 2010

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I want to explore the use of textons, textures, color blending, and their combination as a means to clearly show relationships in a general Euler diagram.

Desired outcomes:

I want to develop a technique, or a set of techniques,  that can be used to style a Euler diagram so that the relationship of any subregion to the rest of the diagram is obvious and require little cognitive resources to understand. A part of this goal will be to create visually pleasing illustrations, and things such as color harmonies will be taken into account.

Initial reading list:

Cohen-Or, D., Sorkine, O., Gal, R., Leyvand, T., and Xu, Y. 2006. Color harmonization. ACM Trans. Graph. 25, 3 (Jul. 2006), 624-630. DOI=

Hagh-Shenas, H., Interrante, V., Healey, C., and Kim, S. 2006. Weaving versus blending: a quantitative assessment of the information carrying capacities of two alternative methods for conveying multivariate data with color. In Proceedings of the 3rd Symposium on Applied Perception in Graphics and Visualization (Boston, Massachusetts, July 28 – 29, 2006). APGV ’06, vol. 153. ACM, New York, NY, 164-164. DOI=

Papers on texture synthesis from:

Time Table:

  • Week 1
    • Compile and begin reading the reading list
    • Visualize color harmonies in several color spaces
  • Week 2
    • Finish reading list
    • Complete harmony visualization
    • Formulate optimization framework for finding colors
    • Decide on an approach for texture synthesis
  • Week 3
    • Implement all approaches, including some combinations
    • perform Initial testing
    • Begin write up
  • Week 4
    • Finish write up
    • Prepare presentation
    • Additional testing

End result visualization:

Given a Euler diagram, the aim will be to color it using the approaches described in such a way that it can be understood easily. Something like this, but in a way that scales to more complicated relationships and regions

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