RT Journal Article
JF IEEE Transactions on Visualization & Computer Graphics
YR 2009
VO 16
IS
SP 468
TI Mélange: Space Folding for Visual Exploration
A1 Yann Riche,
A1 Jean-Daniel Fekete,
A1 Nathalie Henry-Riche,
A1 Niklas Elmqvist,
K1 Interaction
K1 visualization
K1 navigation
K1 exploration
K1 folding
K1 split screen
K1 space distortion
K1 focus+context.
AB Navigating in large geometric spaces—such as maps, social networks, or long documents—typically requires a sequence of pan and zoom actions. However, this strategy is often ineffective and cumbersome, especially when trying to study and compare several distant objects. We propose a new distortion technique that folds the intervening space to guarantee visibility of multiple focus regions. The folds themselves show contextual information and support unfolding and paging interactions. We conducted a study comparing the space-folding technique to existing approaches and found that participants performed significantly better with the new technique. We also describe how to implement this distortion technique and give an in-depth case study on how to apply it to the visualization of large-scale 1D time-series data.
PB IEEE Computer Society, [URL:http://www.computer.org]
SN 1077-2626
LA English
DO 10.1109/TVCG.2009.86
LK http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/TVCG.2009.86