DGViewer: A hybrid approach towards visualisation of dynamic networks

Weidong Huang, Matthew James Goodwin, Xiaodi Huang, Mao Lin Huang, Jing Luo

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Dynamic networks are networks in which nodes and edges come and go at different times. The dynamic nature of this type of networks has imposed a challenge in network visualisation. Many techniques have been proposed to visualise dynamic networks in an effort of not only capturing the dynamic features of networks over the time but also laying out the network in a way that is fast and makes the visualisation aesthetically pleasing. However, empirical research has shown that the current techniques have limitations in one way or another. In the paper, we present an interactive visualisation called DGViewer which gives users control and flexibility allowing them to decide what, when and how to view visualisations to improve the analysis and comprehension of dynamic networks. A preliminary usability study indicates that users are positive with this user-centred visualisation for better user experience and task performance.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 24th International Conference Information Visualisation (IV)
EditorsEbad Banissi, Farzad Khosrow-Shahi, Anna Ursyn, Mark W. McK. Bannatyne, Joao Moura Pires, Nuno Datia, Kawa Nazemi, Boris Kovalerchuk, John Counsell, Andrew Agapiou, Zora Vrcelj, Hing-Wah Chau, Mengbi Li, Gehan Nagy, Richard Laing, Rita Francese, Muhammad Sarfraz, Fatma Bouali, Gilles Venturin, Marjan Trutschl, Urska Cvek, Heimo Muller, Minoru Nakayama, Marco Temperini, Tania Di Mascio, Filippo Sciarrone Veronica Rossano Rossano, Ralf Dorner, Loredana Caruccio, Autilia Vitiello, Weidong Huang, Michele Risi, Ugo Erra, Razvan Andonie, Muhammad Aurangzeb Ahmad, Ana Figueiras, Mabule Samuel Mabakane
Place of PublicationUnited States
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781728191348
ISBN (Print)9781728191355
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2020
Event2020 24th International Conference Information Visualisation: IV 2020 - Online, Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 07 Sept 202011 Sept 2020
http://www.graphicslink.co.uk/IV2020/IV2020_progV12A_BookAbstractV12A.pdf (program)
https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/conhome/9373069/proceeding (proceedings)
https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=9373137 (proceedings preface)

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on Information Visualisation
ISSN (Print)1093-9547


Conference2020 24th International Conference Information Visualisation
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