From the post:
Even if I am definitely not a veteran of infovis research (far from it) I started reading my first papers around the year 2000 and since then I’ve never stopped. One thing I noticed is that some papers recur over and over and they really are (at least in part) the foundation of information visualization. Here is a list of those that:
- come from the very early days of infovis
- are foundational
- are cited over and over
- I like a lot
Of course this doesn’t mean these are the only ones you should read if you want to dig into this matter. Some other papers are foundational as well. For sure a side effect of the maturation of this field is that some newer papers are more solid and deep and I had to refrain myself to not include them in the list. But this is a collection of classics. A list of papers you just cannot avoid to know unless you want to risk a bad impression at VisWeek (ok ok it’s a joke … but there’s a pinch of truth in it). A retrospective. Definitely a must read. Call me nostalgic.
Take the time to read Enrico’s post and the papers he cites. Whatever your experience with visualization, you will be enriched by the experience.
I first saw this in “the sixth issue of DashingD3js.com’s Weekly Newsletter” but I can’t give you a link to it that is not tied to my subscription. ?? Nor is there an archive page for the newsletter posts. Until those issues are corrected, see: http://www.dashingd3js.com/.