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On the effective visualisation of dynamic attribute cascades

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On the effective visualisation of dynamic attribute cascades
Cascades appear in many applications, including biological graphs and social media analysis. In a cascade, a dynamic attribute propagates through a graph, following its edges. We present the results of a formal user study that tests the effectiveness of different types of cascade visualisations on node-link diagrams for the task of judging cascade spread. Overall, we found that a small multiples presentation was significantly faster than animation with no significant difference in terms of error rate. Participants generally preferred animation over small multiples and a hierarchical layout to a force-directed layout. Considering each presentation method separately, when comparing force-directed layouts to hierarchical layouts, hierarchical layouts were found to be significantly faster for both presentation methods and significantly more accurate for animation. Representing the history of the cascade had no significant effect. Thus, for our task, this experiment supports the use o...
Daniel Archambault, Helen C. Purchase
Added 06 Apr 2016
Updated 06 Apr 2016
Type Journal
Year 2016
Where IVS
Authors Daniel Archambault, Helen C. Purchase
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