eCite Digital Repository

Time sequences


Shannon, R and Quigley, A and Nixon, PA, Time sequences, CHI 2009 - digital life, new world: conference proceedings and extended abstracts, 4-9 April 2009, Boston, USA, pp. 4615-4620. ISBN 978-1-60558-247-4 (2009) [Conference Extract]

DOI: doi:10.1145/1520340.1520709


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.

Item Details

Item Type:Conference Extract
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Distributed computing and systems software
Research Field:Networking and communications
Objective Division:Information and Communication Services
Objective Group:Information systems, technologies and services
Objective Field:Information systems, technologies and services not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Nixon, PA (Professor Paddy Nixon)
ID Code:70115
Year Published:2009
Deposited By:Research Division
Deposited On:2011-06-03
Last Modified:2011-06-03

Repository Staff Only: item control page