Hierarchical Aggregation for Information Visualization: Overview, Techniques, and Design Guidelines

Niklas Elmqvist 1 Jean-Daniel Fekete 2, *
* Corresponding author
2 AVIZ - Analysis and Visualization
Inria Saclay - Ile de France
Abstract : We present a model for building, visualizing, and interacting with multiscale representations of information visualization techniques using hierarchical aggregation. The motivation for this work is to make visual representations more visually scalable and less cluttered. The model allows for augmenting existing techniques with multiscale functionality, as well as for designing new visualization and interaction techniques that conform to this new class of visual representations. We give some examples of how to use the model for standard information visualization techniques such as scatterplots, parallel coordinates, and node-link diagrams, and discuss existing techniques that are based on hierarchical aggregation. This yields a set of design guidelines for aggregated visualizations. We also present a basic vocabulary of interaction techniques suitable for navigating these multiscale visualizations.
Document type :
Journal articles
Complete list of metadatas

Cited literature [83 references]  Display  Hide  Download


https://hal.inria.fr/hal-00696751
Contributor : Jean-Daniel Fekete <>
Submitted on : Sunday, May 13, 2012 - 9:30:14 PM
Last modification on : Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 3:47:23 PM
Long-term archiving on : Tuesday, August 14, 2012 - 2:21:45 AM

Files

hieragg.pdf
Files produced by the author(s)

Identifiers

Collections

Citation

Niklas Elmqvist, Jean-Daniel Fekete. Hierarchical Aggregation for Information Visualization: Overview, Techniques, and Design Guidelines. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2010, 16 (3), pp.439-454. ⟨http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/TVCG.2009.84⟩. ⟨10.1109/TVCG.2009.84⟩. ⟨hal-00696751⟩

Share

Metrics

Record views

363

Files downloads

2606