SVEN: Informative Visual Representation of Complex Dynamic Structure [article]

Dustin L. Arendt, Leslie M. Blaha
2014 arXiv   pre-print
Graphs change over time, and typically variations on the small multiples or animation pattern is used to convey this dynamism visually. However, both of these classical techniques have significant drawbacks, so a new approach, Storyline Visualization of Events on a Network (SVEN) is proposed. SVEN builds on storyline techniques, conveying nodes as contiguous lines over time. SVEN encodes time in a natural manner, along the horizontal axis, and optimizes the vertical placement of storylines to
more » ... crease clutter (line crossings, straightness, and bends) in the drawing. This paper demonstrates SVEN on several different flavors of real-world dynamic data, and outlines the remaining near-term future work.
arXiv:1412.6706v1 fatcat:agdo5nq7h5cfdfud46cs54bty4