## Exploring the limits of complexity : A survey of empirical studies on graph visualisation

2018
##### Authors
Yoghourdjian, Vahan
Archambault, Daniel
Diehl, Stephan
Dwyer, Tim
Purchase, Helen C.
Wu, Hsiang-Yun
Journal article
Published
##### Published in
Visual Informatics ; 2 (2018), 4. - pp. 264-282. - ISSN 2468-502X. - eISSN 2468-502X
##### Abstract
For decades, researchers in information visualisation and graph drawing have focused on developing techniques for the layout and display of very large and complex networks. Experiments involving human participants have also explored the readability of different styles of layout and representations for such networks. In both bodies of literature, networks are frequently referred to as being ‘large’ or ‘complex’, yet these terms are relative. From a human-centred, experiment point-of-view, what constitutes ‘large’ (for example) depends on several factors, such as data complexity, visual complexity, and the technology used. In this paper, we survey the literature on human-centred experiments to understand how, in practice, different features and characteristics of node–link diagrams affect visual complexity.
##### Subject (DDC)
004 Computer Science
##### Keywords
Graph visualisation; Network; visualisation node–link diagrams; Cognitive scalability; Evaluations; Empirical studies
##### Cite This
ISO 690YOGHOURDJIAN, Vahan, Daniel ARCHAMBAULT, Stephan DIEHL, Tim DWYER, Karsten KLEIN, Helen C. PURCHASE, Hsiang-Yun WU, 2018. Exploring the limits of complexity : A survey of empirical studies on graph visualisation. In: Visual Informatics. 2(4), pp. 264-282. ISSN 2468-502X. eISSN 2468-502X. Available under: doi: 10.1016/j.visinf.2018.12.006
BibTex
@article{Yoghourdjian2018-12Explo-44693,
year={2018},
doi={10.1016/j.visinf.2018.12.006},
title={Exploring the limits of complexity : A survey of empirical studies on graph visualisation},
number={4},
volume={2},
issn={2468-502X},
journal={Visual Informatics},
pages={264--282},
author={Yoghourdjian, Vahan and Archambault, Daniel and Diehl, Stephan and Dwyer, Tim and Klein, Karsten and Purchase, Helen C. and Wu, Hsiang-Yun}
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