Preserving the Hand-drawn Appearance of Graphs

Plimmer, B., Purchase, H. C. , Yang, H.-Y., Laylock, L. and Milburn, J. (2009) Preserving the Hand-drawn Appearance of Graphs. In: International Workshop on Visual Languages and Computing, pp. 347-352.

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When using a sketching tool to draw graphs, the edges need to appear hand-drawn. This is particularly the case after edges have been repositioned – if the action of moving a node results in its edges appearing as straight lines, the graph drawing will not retain its informal, hand-drawn appearance. The method for preserving the hand-drawn appearance of graphs described here is based on user observations and takes into account the context of the edge. The effectiveness of this algorithm was validated with a user study which suggests that people cannot distinguish the generated edges from hand-drawn edges.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Purchase, Dr Helen
Authors: Plimmer, B., Purchase, H. C., Yang, H.-Y., Laylock, L., and Milburn, J.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science

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