CE33 - Interaction, robotique

Graphical Languages for Creating Infographics – GLACIS

Submission summary

Visualizations are commonly used to summarize complex data, illustrate problems and solutions, tell stories over data, or shape public attitudes. Unfortunately, dominant visualization systems largely target scientists and data-analysis tasks and thus fail to support communication purposes. This project looks at visualization design practices. It investigates tools and techniques that can help graphic designers, illustrators, data journalists, and infographic artists, produce creative and effective visualizations for communication. The project aims to address the more ambitious goal of computer-aided design tools, where visualization creation is driven by the graphics, starting from sketches, moving to flexible graphical structures that embed constraints, and ending to data and generative parametric instructions, which can then re-feed the designer’s sketches and graphics. The partners bring expertise from Human-Computer Interaction, Information Visualization, and Computer Graphics.

Project coordination

Theophanis TSANDILAS (Centre de Recherche Inria Saclay - Île-de-France)

The author of this summary is the project coordinator, who is responsible for the content of this summary. The ANR declines any responsibility as for its contents.


Inria Saclay - Ile de France Centre de Recherche Inria Saclay - Île-de-France
Inria Sophia Antipolis Centre de Recherche Inria Sophia Antipolis - Méditerranée
University of Toronto University of Toronto / Department of Computer Science

Help of the ANR 534,878 euros
Beginning and duration of the scientific project: February 2022 - 48 Months

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