Mental Map Preservation Helps User Orientation in Dynamic Graphs [chapter]

Daniel Archambault, Helen C. Purchase
2013 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
We present the results of a formal experiment that tests the ability of a participant to orient themselves in a dynamically evolving graph. Examples of these tasks include finding a specific location or route between two locations. We find that preserving the mental map for the tasks tested is significantly faster and produces fewer errors. As the number of targets increase, this result holds.
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-36763-2_42 fatcat:rfp6kh2oungfffkosvmqtticv4