Advances in computer graphics have made visual media the heart of the user interface, and it is clear that graphics will play a dominant role in knowledge work, entertainment, and the home. Indeed, as computers become more and more pervasive, and display sizes both increase and decrease, new and challenging problems arise for the effective use and generation of computer graphics.
Graphics become "Smart Graphics" when:
- Their design incorporates (and sometimes informs) a deeper understanding of human perception, cognition, and action in the form of design praxis and/or cognitive science.
- Artificial intelligence drives the creation and interaction with graphics, often incorporating principles from graphic design and the cognitive science of visual representations.
- Graphics are designed to effectively support human cognition, communication, and collaboration, for example in the new field of visual analytics.