Combining linking and focusing techniques for a multiple hierarchy visualisation.

Graham, Martin and Kennedy, Jessie (2001) Combining linking and focusing techniques for a multiple hierarchy visualisation. In: Proceedings [of the] Fifth International Conference on Information Visualisation. International Conferences on Information Visualisation (5). IEEE Computer Society Press, Los Alamitos, California, USA, pp. 425-432. ISBN 0 7695 1195 3

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Visualisations have previously combined linking and brushing operations successfully. However, none to our knowledge have combined linking and focussing techniques. We describe the motivation behind developing such a technique, and show how our visualisation takes advantage of inherent links in a set of multiple overlapping hierarchies to build a mechanism that can produce linked focus + context effects between these multiple hierarchies with a single user action. Previously, our visualisation had utilised linking only, using colour to highlight correlations between distinct but overlapping hierarchies.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 0 7695 1195 3
Additional Information: Paper delivered at the Fifth International Conference on Information Visualisation, London, UK, 25-27 July 2001.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Visualisation; Computer graphics; Colour graphics; Hierarchical classifications; Overlapping hierarchies; Linking techniques; Focus; Context;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Computing
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 000 Computer science, information & general works > 000 Computer science, knowledge & systems > 005 Computer programming, programs & data
Library of Congress Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Item ID: 3003
Depositing User: Computing Research
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2009 12:41
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2014 11:26

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