Vertigo zoom: combining relational and temporal perspectives on dynamic networks

P. Federico, W. Aigner, S. Miksch, F. Windhager, M. Smuc:
"Vertigo zoom: combining relational and temporal perspectives on dynamic networks";
Vortrag: 11th International Working Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces (AVI2012), Capri Island; 21.05.2012 - 25.05.2012; in:"Proceedings of the Working Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces (AVI2012)", ACM, (2012), ISBN: 978-1-4503-1287-5; S. 437 - 440.

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Abstract:


A well-designed visualization of dynamic networks has to support the analysis of both temporal and relational fea- tures at once. In particular to solve complex synoptic tasks, the users need to understand the topological structure of the network, its evolution over time, and possible interde- pendencies. In this paper, we introduce the application of the vertigo zoom interaction technique, derived from film- making, to information visualizations. When applied to a two-and-a-half-dimensional view, this interaction technique enables smooth transitions between the relational perspec- tive (node-link diagrams and scatter plots) and the time per- spective (trajectories and line charts), supporting a seamless visual analysis and preserving the userĀ“s mental map.