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A Task Taxonomy for Temporal Graph Visualisation

Kerracher, Natalie; Kennedy, Jessie; Chalmers, Kevin


Natalie Kerracher

Kevin Chalmers


By extending and instantiating an existing formal task framework, we define a task taxonomy and task design space for temporal graph visualisation. We discuss the process involved in their generation, and describe how the design space can be ‘sliced and diced’ into multiple overlapping task categories, requiring distinct visual techniques for their support. The approach addresses deficiencies in the task literature, offering domain independence, greater task coverage, and unambiguous task specification. The taxonomy and design space capture tasks for temporal graphs, and also static graphs, multivariate graphs, and graph comparison, and will be of value in the design and evaluation of temporal graph visualisation systems.


Kerracher, N., Kennedy, J., & Chalmers, K. (2015). A Task Taxonomy for Temporal Graph Visualisation. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 21(10), 1160-1172.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Apr 2, 2015
Online Publication Date Apr 21, 2015
Publication Date Oct 1, 2015
Deposit Date Apr 30, 2015
Publicly Available Date Jun 17, 2019
Print ISSN 1077-2626
Electronic ISSN 1941-0506
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 21
Issue 10
Pages 1160-1172
Keywords Signal Processing; Software; Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition; Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
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Contract Date Jun 17, 2019


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