• Considering Best Practices in Color Palettes for Molecular Visualizations 

      Garrison, Laura Ann; Bruckner, Stefan (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2022)
      Biomedical illustration and visualization techniques provide a window into complex molecular worlds that are difficult to capture through experimental means alone. Biomedical illustrators frequently employ color to help ...
    • Continuous Levels-of-Detail and Visual Abstraction for Seamless Molecular Visualization 

      Parulek, Julius; Jönsson, Daniel; Ropinski, Timo; Bruckner, Stefan; Ynnerman, Anders; Viola, Ivan (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2014-05-06)
      Molecular visualization is often challenged with rendering of large molecular structures in real time. We introduce a novel approach that enables us to show even large protein complexes. Our method is based on the ...
    • DimLift: Interactive Hierarchical Data Exploration through Dimensional Bundling 

      Garrison, Laura Ann; Müller, Juliane; Schreiber, Stefanie; Oeltze-Jafra, Steffen; Hauser, Helwig; Bruckner, Stefan (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      The identification of interesting patterns and relationships is essential to exploratory data analysis. This becomes increasingly difficult in high dimensional datasets. While dimensionality reduction techniques can be ...
    • Do Disease Stories Need a Hero? Effects of Human Protagonists on a Narrative Visualization about Cerebral Small Vessel Disease 

      Mittenentzwei, S.; Weiß, V.; Schreiber, S.; Garrison, Laura Ann; Bruckner, Stefan; Pfister, M.; Preim, B.; Meuschke, M. (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2023)
      Authors use various media formats to convey disease information to a broad audience, from articles and videos to interviews or documentaries. These media often include human characters, such as patients or treating physicians, ...
    • Honeycomb Plots: Visual Enhancements for Hexagonal Maps 

      Trautner, Thomas Bernhard; Sbardellati, Maximilian; Stoppel, Sergej; Bruckner, Stefan (Chapter, 2022)
      Aggregation through binning is a commonly used technique for visualizing large, dense, and overplotted two-dimensional data sets. However, aggregation can hide nuanced data-distribution features and complicates the display ...
    • Hybrid visibility compositing and masking for illustrative rendering 

      Bruckner, Stefan; Rautek, Peter; Viola, Ivan; Roberts, Mike; Sousa, Mario Costa; Gröller, M. Eduard (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2010-08)
      In this paper, we introduce a novel framework for the compositing of interactively rendered 3D layers tailored to the needs of scientific illustration. Currently, traditional scientific illustrations are produced in a ...
    • Interactive visual exploration of metabolite ratios in MR spectroscopy studies 

      Garrison, Laura; Vašíček, Jakub; Craven, Alexander R.; Grüner, Renate; Smit, Noeska Natasja; Bruckner, Stefan (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      Magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) is an advanced biochemical technique used to identify metabolic compounds in living tissue. While its sensitivity and specificity to chemical imbalances render it a valuable tool in ...
    • Interactively illustrating polymerization using three-level model fusion 

      Kolesar, Ivan; Parulek, Julius; Viola, Ivan; Bruckner, Stefan; Stavrum, Anne-Kristin; Hauser, Helwig (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2014-10-14)
      Background: Research in cell biology is steadily contributing new knowledge about many aspects of physiological processes, both with respect to the involved molecular structures as well as their related function. Illustrations ...
    • Is there a Tornado in Alex's Blood Flow? A Case Study for Narrative Medical Visualization 

      Stupak, Evgenia; Kleinau, Anna; Mörth, Eric; Garrison, Laura Ann; Mittenentzwei, Sarah; Smit, Noeska Natasja; Lawonn, Kai; Bruckner, Stefan; Gutberlet, Matthias; Preim, Bernhard; Meuschke, Monique (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2022)
      Narrative visualization advantageously combines storytelling with new media formats and techniques, like interactivity, to create improved learning experiences. In medicine, it has the potential to improve patient understanding ...
    • Managing spatial selections with contextual snapshots 

      Mindek, Peter; Gröller, Eduard; Bruckner, Stefan (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2014-12)
      Spatial selections are a ubiquitous concept in visualization. By localizing particular features, they can be analysed and compared in different views. However, the semantics of such selections often depend on specific ...
    • Measures in Visualization Space 

      Bolte, Fabian; Bruckner, Stefan (Chapter, 2020)
      Measurement is an integral part of modern science, providing the fundamental means for evaluation, comparison, and prediction. In the context of visualization, several different types of measures have been proposed, ranging ...
    • MedUse: A Visual Analysis Tool for Medication Use Data in the ABCD Study 

      Bartsch, Hauke; Garrison, Laura; Bruckner, Stefan; Wang, Ariel; Tapert, Susan F.; Grüner, Renate (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      The RxNorm vocabulary is a yearly-published biomedical resource providing normalized names for medications. It is used to capture medication use in the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) study, an active and ...
    • Memento: Localized time‐warping for spatio‐temporal selection 

      Solteszova, Veronika; Smit, Noeska Natasja; Stoppel, Sergej; Grüner, Renate; Bruckner, Stefan (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      Interaction techniques for temporal data are often focused on affecting the spatial aspects of the data, for instance through the use of transfer functions, camera navigation or clipping planes. However, the temporal aspect ...
    • Model-based Visualization for Medical Education and Training 

      Smit, Noeska Natasja; Lawonn, Kai; Kraima, Annelot; DeRuiter, Marco; Bruckner, Stefan; Eisemann, Elmar; Vilanova, Anna (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      Anatomy, or the study of the structure of the human body, is an essential component of medical education. Certain parts of human anatomy are considered to be more complex to understand than others, due to a multitude of ...
    • MuSIC: Multi-Sequential Interactive Co-Registration for Cancer Imaging Data based on Segmentation Masks 

      Eichner, Tanja; Mörth, Eric; Wagner-Larsen, Kari Strøno; Lura, Njål Gjærde; Haldorsen, Ingfrid Helene Salvesen; Gröller, Eduard; Bruckner, Stefan; Smit, Noeska Natasja (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2022)
      In gynecologic cancer imaging, multiple magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) sequences are acquired per patient to reveal different tissue characteristics. However, after image acquisition, the anatomical structures can be ...
    • Narrative Medical Visualization to Communicate Disease Data 

      Meuschke, Monique; Garrison, Laura Ann; Smit, Noeska Natasja; Bach, Benjamin; Mittentzwei, Sarah; Weiß, Veronika; Bruckner, Stefan; Lawonn, Kai; Preim, Bernhard (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2022)
      This paper explores narrative techniques combined with medical visualizations to tell data-driven stories about diseases for a general audience. The field of medical illustration uses narrative visualization through ...
    • Obscurance-based Volume Rendering Framework 

      Ruiz, Marc; Boada, Imma; Viola, Ivan; Bruckner, Stefan; Feixas, Miquel; Sbert, Mateu (Chapter; Peer reviewed, 2008)
      Obscurances, from which ambient occlusion is a particular case, is a technology that produces natural-looking lighting effects in a faster way than global illumination. Its application in volume visualization is of special ...
    • Output-Sensitive Filtering of Streaming Volume Data 

      Šoltészová, Veronika; Birkeland, Åsmund; Stoppel, Sergej; Viola, Ivan; Bruckner, Stefan (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2016-02)
      Real-time volume data acquisition poses substantial challenges for the traditional visualization pipeline where data enhancement is typically seen as a pre-processing step. In the case of 4D ultrasound data, for instance, ...
    • Semantic Snapping for Guided Multi-View Visualization Design 

      Kristiansen, Yngve Sekse; Garrison, Laura Ann; Bruckner, Stefan (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2022)
      Visual information displays are typically composed of multiple visualizations that are used to facilitate an understanding of the underlying data. A common example are dashboards, which are frequently used in domains such ...
    • Similarity-based Exploded Views 

      Ruiz, Marc; Viola, Ivan; Boada, Imma; Bruckner, Stefan; Feixas, Miquel; Sbert, Mateu (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; 5166, Chapter; Peer reviewed, 2008)
      Exploded views are often used in illustration to overcome the problem of occlusion when depicting complex structures. In this paper, we propose a volume visualization technique inspired by exploded views that partitions ...