This is a paper note of ‘Process and Pitfalls in Writing Information Visualization Research Papers’ by Tamara Munzner. This paper categorizes different types of papers presented in the area of Information Visualization and discusses a set of common pitfalls that recurs in many rejected papers.
A project should begin with a careful consideration of the type of paper that is the desired outcome.
Technique papers focus on novel algorithms and an implementation is expected.
Typical results would be algorithm complexity analysis, quantitative measurements of the implementation, and a qualitative discussion of images created by the new algorithm.
There is very little or no design justification for whether the technique is actually suitable for the proposed problem domain: there is an implicit assumption that the previous cited work makes such arguments.Read on →