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The design space of temporal graph visualisation.

Kerracher, Natalie; Kennedy, Jessie; Chalmers, Kevin


Natalie Kerracher

Kevin Chalmers


Niklas Elmqvist

Mario Hlawitschka


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.


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).

Conference Name 8th Eurographics Conference on Visualization (EuroVis '14)
Start Date Jun 9, 2014
End Date Jun 10, 2014
Acceptance Date Dec 16, 2014
Publication Date 2014
Deposit Date Jul 29, 2014
Publicly Available Date Dec 31, 2014
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Book Title Proceedings of the 18th Eurographics Conference on Visualization (EuroVis '14)
ISBN 978-3-905674-69-9
Keywords Graphical user interfaces; design space; graph visualisation;
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