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Beyond time and error: A cognitive approach to the evaluation of graph drawings


Huang, W and Eades, P and Hong, S-H, Beyond time and error: A cognitive approach to the evaluation of graph drawings, Proceedings of BELIV '08, 5 April 2008, Florence, Italy, pp. 1-8. (2008) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Time and error are commonly used to measure the effectiveness of graph drawings. However, such measures are limited in providing more fundamental knowledge that is useful for general visualization design. We therefore apply a cognitive approach in evaluations. This approach evaluates graph drawings from a cognitive perspective, measuring more than just time and error. Three user studies are conducted to demonstrate the usefulness of this approach.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:Visualization, Graph Drawing, Evaluation, Cognitive Process, Questionnaire, Eye Tracking, Cognitive Load, Visualization Efficiency
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Library and information studies
Research Field:Human information interaction and retrieval
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the information and computing sciences
UTAS Author:Huang, W (Dr Tony Huang)
ID Code:90182
Year Published:2008
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2014-03-27
Last Modified:2015-02-05

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