Niklas Elmqvist, Ph.D.


  
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Synopsis: The use of automatic dynamic insets to improve context-aware graph navigation.

News

  • (2011-03-18) Accepted to EuroVis 2011! - Our full paper on dynamic insets has been accepted to the EuroVis 2011 conference. See you in Bergen, Norway in June!

Details

  • Start date: December, 2009

Maintaining both overview and detail while navigating in graphs, such as road networks, airline route maps, or social networks, is difficult, especially when targets of interest are located far apart. We present a navigation technique called Dynamic Insets that provides context awareness for graph navigation. Dynamic insets utilize the topological structure of the network to draw a visual inset for off-screen nodes that shows a portion of the surrounding area for links leaving the edge of the screen. We implement dynamic insets for general graph navigation as well as geographical maps. We also present results from a set of user studies that show that our technique is more efficient than most of the existing techniques for graph navigation in different networks.

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Publications

  • S. Ghani, N. Henry Riche, N. Elmqvist. Dynamic Insets for Context-Aware Graph Navigation. Computer Graphics Forum (Proc. EuroVis 2011), 30(3):861-870, 2011. [PDF] [YouTube] [SlideShare] [Website]

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