Multi-variate data presentation method using ecologically valid stimuli

  • US 6,639,614 B1
  • Filed: 07/10/2000
  • Issued: 10/28/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/10/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A method for visualization of multi-variate patterns and changes in large data sets comprising the steps of:

  • selecting an ecologically valid icon;

    allocating data items to a set of variations of icon elements;

    interpreting a data set for configuration of at least one icon element according to a variation selected from said set; and

    displaying said icon. 2.The method of claim 1 in which said step of allocating data items further includes the steps of;

    selecting a set of ecologically valid sounds, each of which have variations that are naturally interpreted as indicating a continuum from poor to good; and

    assigning values on the sound continuum of each said sound to specific changes in data.

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