Time sequences

R Shannon, A Quigley, PA Nixon

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    Visualisations of dynamic data change in appearance over time, reflecting changes in the underlying data, be that the development of a social network, or the addition or removal of a device node in an ad-hoc communications network. As viewers of these visualisation tools, it is up to us to accurately perceive and keep up with the constantly shifting view, mentally noting as visual elements are added, removed, changed and rearranged, sometimes at great pace. In a complex data set with a lot happening, this can be a strain on the observer's comprehension, with changes in layout and visual population disrupting their internalised "mental model" of the data, leading to errors in perception. We present Time Sequences, a novel dual visualisation technique which dilates the flow of time in the visualisation so that observers are given proportionally more time to understand changes based on the density of activity in the visualisation.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)978-1-60558-247-4
    Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 2009
    EventCHI 2009 - digital life, new world: conference proceedings and extended abstracts - Boston, USA
    Duration: 1 Jan 2009 → …


    ConferenceCHI 2009 - digital life, new world: conference proceedings and extended abstracts
    Period1/01/09 → …


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