ViCo: A Metric for the Complexity of Information Visualizations [chapter]

Johannes Gärtner, Silvia Miksch, Stefan Carl-McGrath
2002 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
Information Visualization produces a visual representation of abstract data in order to facilitate a deeper level of understanding of the data under investigation. This paper introduces ViCo, a metric for assessing Information Visualization complexity. The proposed metric allows for the measurement of Information Visualization complexity with respect to tasks and users. The algorithm for developing such a metric for any chosen collection of visualizations is described in general and then applied to two examples for purposes of illustration.
doi:10.1007/3-540-46037-3_25 fatcat:l466ru4kq5dxba5rroyz4kh5zm