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The design space of temporal graph visualisation.

  This paper presents our work in mapping the design space of techniques for temporal graph visualisation. We identify two independent dimensions upon which the techniques can be classified: graph structural encoding and temporal encoding. Based on these dimensions, we create a matrix into which we organise existing techniques. We identify gaps in this design space which may prove interesting opportunities for the development of novel techniques. We also consider additional dimensions on which further useful classification could be made. In organising the disparate existing approaches from a wide range of domains, our classification will assist those new to the research area, and designers and evaluators developing systems for temporal graph data by raising awareness of the range of possible approaches available, and highlighting possible directions for further research.

  • Date:

    31 December 2014

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  • Publisher

    Eurographics Assocation

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  • Library of Congress:

    QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    005.437 User interfaces


Kerracher, N., Kennedy, J., & Chalmers, K. (2014). The design space of temporal graph visualisation. In N. Elmqvist, M. Hlawitschka, & J. Kennedy (Eds.), Proceedings of the 18th Eurographics Conference on Visualization (EuroVis '14)




Graphical user interfaces; design space; graph visualisation;

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