Dynamic Insets for Context-Aware Graph Navigation

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Dynamic Insets for Context-Aware Graph Navigation
Maintaining both overview and detail while navigating in graphs, such as road networks, airline route maps, or social networks, is difficult, especially when targets of interest are located far apart. We present a navigation technique called Dynamic Insets that provides context awareness for graph navigation. Dynamic insets utilize the topological structure of the network to draw a visual inset for off-screen nodes that shows a portion of the surrounding area for links leaving the edge of the screen. We implement dynamic insets for general graph navigation as well as geographical maps. We also present results from a set of user studies that show that our technique is more efficient than most of the existing techniques for graph navigation in different networks. Categories and Subject Descriptors (according to ACM CCS): H.5.2 [Information Interfaces and Presentation]: User Interfaces—Interaction styles I.3.6 [Computer Graphics]: Methodology and Techniques—Interaction techniques
S. Ghani, N. Henry Riche, N. Elmqvist
Added 25 Aug 2011
Updated 25 Aug 2011
Type Journal
Year 2011
Where CGF
Authors S. Ghani, N. Henry Riche, N. Elmqvist
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