Enhanced Spatial Stability with Hilbert and Moore Treemaps

S. Tak, A. Cockburn
<span title="">2013</span> <i title="Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)"> <a target="_blank" rel="noopener" href="https://fatcat.wiki/container/hjrujdrg7zaghbdsp5pdzq7cmm" style="color: black;">IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics</a> </i> &nbsp;
Treemaps are a well known and powerful space-filling visualisation method for displaying hierarchical data. Many alternative treemap algorithms have been proposed, often with the aim being to optimise performance across several criteria, including spatial stability to assist users in locating and monitoring items of interest. In this paper we demonstrate that spatial stability is not fully captured by the commonly used 'distance change' metric, and we introduce a new 'location drift' metric to
more &raquo; ... ore fully capture spatial stability. An empirical study examines the validity and usefulness of the location drift metric, showing that it explains some effects on user performance that distance change does not. Next, we introduce 'Hilbert' and 'Moore' treemap algorithms, which are designed to achieve high spatial stability. We assess their performance in comparison to other treemaps, showing that Hilbert and Moore treemaps perform well across all stability metrics.
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