Applying Layout Algorithms to Hand-drawn Graphs

Reid, P., Hallet-Hook, F., Plimmer, B. and Purchase, H. C. (2007) Applying Layout Algorithms to Hand-drawn Graphs. In: OzCHI, pp. 203-206. ISBN 9781595938725 (doi:10.1145/1324892.1324933)

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Abstract

Hand-drawing a node-and-edge graph is a simple visual problem solving technique; however as the graph is built it can easily get untidy and confusing. It is more difficult to understand and interpret a confusing graph. By applying edge morphing techniques and a force-directed algorithm the hand-drawn graph can retain its informal appearance while its layout is improved. Graphs will be more readily understood, making the problem solving process easier.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Purchase, Dr Helen
Authors: Reid, P., Hallet-Hook, F., Plimmer, B., and Purchase, H. C.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
ISBN:9781595938725

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