Animated Edge Textures in Node-Link Diagrams: a Design Space and Initial Evaluation

論文URL:http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?doid=3173574.3173761

論文アブストラクト:Network edge data attributes are usually encoded using color, opacity, stroke thickness and stroke pattern, or some combination thereof. In addition to these static variables, it is also possible to animate dynamic particles flowing along the edges. This opens a larger design space of animated edge textures, featuring additional visual encodings that have potential not only in terms of visual mapping capacity but also playfulness and aesthetics. Such animated edge textures have been used in several commercial and design-oriented visualizations, but to our knowledge almost always in a relatively ad hoc manner. We introduce a design space and Web-based framework for generating animated edge textures, and report on an initial evaluation of particle properties - particle speed, pattern and frequency - in terms of visual perception.

日本語のまとめ:

ノードとエッジで構成されるデータの可視化において,エッジに沿って粒子が移動するアニメーションテクスチャの活用を議論した.テクスチャの属性(頻度,スピード,パターン)のうち,パターンの違いがテクスチャの違いの識別に有効であることが示された.

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