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An evaluation of space-filling information visualizations for depicting hierarchical structures

JOHN STASKO, RICHARD CATRAMBONE, MARK GUZDIAL, KEVIN MCDONALD
2000 International Journal of Human-Computer Studies  
This article describes results from two empirical studies of two visualization tools for depicting hierarchies, in particular, computer file and directory structures.  ...  A variety of information visualization tools have been developed recently, but relatively little effort has been made to evaluate the effectiveness and utility of the tools.  ...  Conclusion This article describes two empirical studies of two space filling information visualization techniques for depicting file hierarchies.  ... 
doi:10.1006/ijhc.2000.0420 fatcat:zzpe42re4bf3jgg7jnlribeoe4

Human Perception of Structure in Shaded Space-Filling Visualizations

Pourang Irani, Dean Slonowsky, Peer Shajahan
2006 Information Visualization  
In certain visualization systems the underlying hierarchical structure is not noticeably explicit, such as in space-filling techniques.  ...  In this paper, we report the results of two experiments designed to investigate the effects of shading information on extracting the structure in space-filling visualizations.  ...  Acknowledgments We would like to thank Colin Ware (University of New Hampshire, U.S.A.) for his insight and support. This research was supported by grants from NSERC.  ... 
doi:10.1057/palgrave.ivs.9500113 fatcat:m4oytccc4bhnfl6lhfjc57qcfm

Using Icicle Trees to Encode the Hierarchical Structure of Source Code [article]

Ivan Bacher, Brian Mac Namee, John D. Kelleher
2016 EuroVis 2016 - Short Papers  
This paper presents a study which evaluates the use of a tree visualisation (icicle tree) to encode the hierarchical structure of source code.  ...  The tree visualisation was combined with a source code editor in order to function as a compact overview to facilitate the process of comprehending the global structure of a source code document.  ...  The studies described above illustrate that many different tree visualisation techniques can be used to depict the hierarchical structure of an information space.  ... 
doi:10.2312/eurovisshort.20161168 dblp:conf/vissym/BacherNK16 fatcat:4mk6h4rvhrcg3fybeskrvm3wvm

Unboxing cluster heatmaps

Sophie Engle, Sean Whalen, Alark Joshi, Katherine S. Pollard
2017 BMC Bioinformatics  
biologist, and evaluating those alternatives with hour-long interviews of 5 practitioners and an Amazon Mechanical Turk user study with approximately 200 participants.  ...  We found statistically significant performance differences for most clustering-related tasks, and in the number of perceived visual clusters. Visit git.io/vw0t3 for our results.  ...  Space-filling techniques are an alternative to node-link diagrams that attempt to maximize (or fill) the display space used.  ... 
doi:10.1186/s12859-016-1442-6 pmid:28251868 pmcid:PMC5333167 fatcat:sn65jtvjjbdbteemqem7rtvjhu

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2001 Psychological Abstracts  
(Georgia Inst of Technology, Coll of Computing, Graph- ics, Visualization & Usability Ctr, Atlanta, GA) An evaluation of space- filling information visualizations for depicting hierarchical struc- tures  ...  This article describes results from two empirical studies of two visualization tools for depicting hierarchies, in partic- ular, computer file and directory structures.  ... 

InterRing: A Visual Interface for Navigating and Manipulating Hierarchies

Jing Yang, Matthew O. Ward, Elke A. Rundensteiner, Anilkumar Patro
2003 Information Visualization  
Radial, space-filling (RSF) techniques for hierarchy visualization have several advantages over traditional node-link diagrams, including the ability to efficiently use the display space while effectively  ...  In this paper, we describe what we believe to be a complete set of desirable operations on hierarchical structures.  ...  David Brown, who gave many valuable suggestions for this work. This work is supported under NSF grants IIS-9732897, EIA-9729878, and IIS-0119276.  ... 
doi:10.1057/palgrave.ivs.9500035 fatcat:6yl67ufnvfgt3cdjfin2zinfcu

On Using Tree Visualisation Techniques to Support Source Code Comprehension

Ivan Bacher, Brian Mac Namee, John D. Kelleher
2016 2016 IEEE Working Conference on Software Visualization (VISSOFT)  
This paper presents a design study that investigates the use of compact tree visualisations to provide software developers with an overview of the static structure of a source code document within a code  ...  A prototype is presented which utilises an icicle tree visualisation to encode the control structure hierarchy of a source code document, as well as a circular treemap visualisation to encode the scope  ...  The studies described above illustrate that different tree visualisation techniques can be used to depict the hierarchical structure of an information space.  ... 
doi:10.1109/vissoft.2016.8 dblp:conf/vissoft/BacherNK16 fatcat:ii6vimmoefdpfixj5vhfneal2a

Continuous Levels-of-Detail and Visual Abstraction for Seamless Molecular Visualization

Julius Parulek, Daniel Jönsson, Timo Ropinski, Stefan Bruckner, Anders Ynnerman, Ivan Viola
2014 Computer graphics forum (Print)  
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.  ...  The rendering performance is evaluated on series of molecules of varying atom counts.  ...  Acknowledgements We thank Nathalie Reuter for providing the MD simulation data sets, David Goodsell and Helwig Hauser for giving us the necessary feedback for the overall visualization.  ... 
doi:10.1111/cgf.12349 fatcat:abqzcvusqfam7k3ilrqfsq4pue

Time-oriented Cartographic Treemaps for Visualization of Public Healthcare Data [article]

Chao Tong, Liam McNabb, Robert S. Laramee, Jane Lyons, Angharad Walters, Damon Berridge, Daniel Thayer
2017 Computer Graphics and Visual Computing  
Cartographic treemaps offer a way to explore and present hierarchical multi-variate data that combines the space-efficient advantages of treemaps for the display of hierarchical data together with relative  ...  We design, implement and compare a range of visual layout options highlighting advantages and disadvantage of each.  ...  Hierarchical indicates a type of hierarchical data. Space-filling indicates how well the output visualization fills the screen.  ... 
doi:10.2312/cgvc.20171273 dblp:conf/tpcg/TongMLLWBT17 fatcat:ugjzro3ainfbvif6vuahi2bh2m

Indented Pixel Tree Browser for Exploring Huge Hierarchies [chapter]

Michael Burch, Hansjörg Schmauder, Daniel Weiskopf
2011 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
In this paper we introduce the Indented Pixel Tree Browser-an interactive tool for exploring, annotating, and comparing huge hierarchical structures on different levels of granularity.  ...  We exploit the indented visual metaphor to map tree structures to one-dimensional zigzag curves to primarily achieve an overview representation for the entire hierarchy.  ...  Kay Nieselt, University of Tübingen, for providing the NCBI taxonomy data set.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-24028-7_28 fatcat:bl2hvetrdjgrjilhxeic6l6xpi

Spatialization Methods: A Cartographic Research Agenda for Non-geographic Information Visualization

André Skupin, Sara Irina Fabrikant
2003 Cartography and Geographic Information Science  
Information visualization is an interdisciplinary research area in which cartographic efforts have mostly addressed the handling of geographic information.  ...  It is argued that cartographically informed engagement of computationally intensive techniques can help to provide richer and less opaque information visualizations.  ...  Mountains and valleys of documents structure the information space and allow exploration in linked windows in 2D and 3D. Information clusters may be nested hierarchically.  ... 
doi:10.1559/152304003100011081 fatcat:zdgywb2tlnbf3d3bzm2yalwp4e

Hierarchical Edge Bundles: Visualization of Adjacency Relations in Hierarchical Data

D. Holten
2006 IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics  
We illustrate our technique by providing example visualizations and discuss the results based on an informal evaluation provided by potential users of such visualizations.  ...  We present a new method for visualizing such compound graphs. Our approach is based on visually bundling the adjacency edges, i.e., non-hierarchical edges, together. We realize this as follows.  ...  Jarke J. van Wijk, for his guidance, encouragement, and advice during my work on Hier-  ... 
doi:10.1109/tvcg.2006.147 pmid:17080795 fatcat:atlo6qxfi5anzb3phhy3nd5ujm

Point-Based Visualization for Large Hierarchies

H.-J Schulz, S Hadlak, H Schumann
2011 IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics  
Space-filling layout techniques for tree representations are frequently used when the available screen space is small or the data set is large.  ...  In this paper, we propose an efficient approach to space-filling tree representations that uses mechanisms from the point-based rendering paradigm.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS We thank the anonymous reviewers for their comments and suggestions, as well as the participants of the user study for their time.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tvcg.2010.89 pmid:20530813 fatcat:74ewxc7xoffrrlkyhzmbjsvuli

A Taxonomy of Glyph Placement Strategies for Multidimensional Data Visualization

Matthew O Ward
2002 Information Visualization  
They have been widely used in the visualization of data and information, and are especially well suited for displaying complex, multivariate data sets.  ...  This paper presents an overview of multivariate glyphs, a list of issues regarding the layout of glyphs, and a comprehensive taxonomy of placement strategies to assist the visualization designer in selecting  ...  Special thanks to Jing Yang for her help in implementing the algorithms used to generate the figures in this paper.  ... 
doi:10.1057/palgrave.ivs.9500025 fatcat:cd3s5nucmvgtlnvowekzsf5264

The Aesthetics of Diagrams

Michael Burch
2015 Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications  
One of their major goal, in particular for information visualization, is to make data visual in a way that a spectator can easily understand the graphical encoding to finally derive insights from the data  ...  As we see, there are various different ways to visually depict data by using visual features in various combinations.  ...  In this case one might speak of a space-filling diagram whereas a non-space-filling diagram is the result in the second case. • Scientific vs. Information Visualization.  ... 
doi:10.5220/0005357502620267 dblp:conf/grapp/Burch15 fatcat:ln2imojkw5dypb2glz4c3kwxg4
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