[show abstract][hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Due to complexity, modern visualization techniques for large data volumes and complex interrelationships are difficult to understand for non-expert users and even for expert users the visualization result may be difficult to interpret. Often the limited screen space and the risk of occlusion hinders a meaningful explanation of techniques or datasets by additional visual elements. This paper presents a novel way how views from information visualization can be adapted by the use of the well-known illustrative technique "exploded view", to successfully face the problems described above. The application of exploded views gains screen space for an explanation in a smart way and acts explanatory itself. With our approach of illustrating visual representations, the understanding of complex visualization techniques is eased and new comprehensible views on data are given.
Information Visualization, 2007. IV '07. 11th International Conference; 08/2007
[show abstract][hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Textual annotations are important elements in all but the most simple visual interfaces. In order to integrate textual annotations smoothly into the dynamic graphical content of interactive information systems, fast yet high-quality label layout algorithms are required. With the ongoing pervasion of mobile applications these requirements are shifted from workstations to comparatively low-performance mobile devices. Fortunately, ubiquitous network access is also on the advance, so that mobile applications can employ remote layout services on external workstations. This paper presents two novel label layout algorithms for relevancedriven dynamic visualizations in interactive information systems. They are employed to generate adaptive visualizations in a mobile maintenance support scenario.
Information Visualization, 2006. IV 2006. Tenth International Conference on; 08/2006