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Movement as an aid to understanding graphs

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3 Author(s)
Bovey, J. ; Kent Univ., Canterbury, UK ; Rodgers, P. ; Benoy, F.

We describe a graph visualization method that attempts to aid the understanding of graphs by adding continuous local movement to graph diagrams. We include a discussion of some of the many different kinds of potential graph movement and then describe an empirical trial that was conducted to investigate whether one kind of movement helps with a particular graph comprehension task. Although the results of the trial are promising, the degree of benefit afforded by the movement varies between graphs and we include a discussion about graph features which may account for this discrepancy.

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Information Visualization, 2003. IV 2003. Proceedings. Seventh International Conference on

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16-18 July 2003