Fillets: Cues for connections in Focus+Context views of graph-like diagrams

T. J. Lukka, J. V. Kujala, M. Niemela

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Abstract

We apply fillets-smoothing of sharp angles at the joints-between the connections and nodes of graph-like diagrams. In situations where the graph layout is constrained, e.g. Focus+Context views or views where the coordinates of the nodes are informative, fillets can clarify the relationships considerably without altering the layout. A visual search experiment supports our hypothesis that with fillets it is considerably easier to perceive node-connection structures. We discuss algorithms with different tradeoffs for flexibility and performance for rendering these connections in a single pass using OpenGL.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings Sixth International Conference on Information Visualisation
PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
Pages557-562
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)0-7695-1656-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
Event6th International Conference on Information Visualisation, IV 2002 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 10 Jul 200212 Jul 2002

Publication series

SeriesProceedings of the International Conference on Information Visualisation
ISSN1093-9547

Conference

Conference6th International Conference on Information Visualisation, IV 2002
Abbreviated titleIV 2002
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period10/07/0212/07/02

Keywords

  • Books
  • Computer science
  • Connectors
  • Humans
  • Information systems
  • Information technology
  • Ink
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Smoothing methods
  • Tree graphs

Cite this

Lukka, T. J., Kujala, J. V., & Niemela, M. (2002). Fillets: Cues for connections in Focus+Context views of graph-like diagrams. In Proceedings Sixth International Conference on Information Visualisation (pp. 557-562). [1028829] IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Visualisation https://doi.org/10.1109/IV.2002.1028829