Visualisation techniques for users and designers of layout algorithms

Ross, G., Morrison, A. and Chalmers, M. (2005) Visualisation techniques for users and designers of layout algorithms. In: IV 2005: 9th International Conference on Information Visualisation, London, England, 6-8 Jul 2005, pp. 579-586. ISBN 0769523978 (doi: 10.1109/IV.2005.140)

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Visualisation systems consisting of a set of components through which data and interaction commands flow have been explored by a number of researchers. Such hybrid and multistage algorithms can be used to reduce overall computation time, and to provide views of the data that show intermediate results and the outputs of complementary algorithms. In this paper we present work on expanding the range and variety of such components, with two new techniques for analysing and controlling the performance of visualisation processes. While the techniques presented are quite different, they are unified within HIVE: a visualisation system based upon a data-flow model and visual programming. Embodied within this system is a framework for weaving together our visualisation components to better afford insight into data and also deepen understanding of the process of the data's visualisation. We describe the new components and offer short case studies of their application. We demonstrate that both analysts and visualisation designers can benefit from a rich set of components and integrated tools for profiling performance.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Chalmers, Professor Matthew and Morrison, Dr Alistair
Authors: Ross, G., Morrison, A., and Chalmers, M.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2005 IEEE
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