A comparison of linear and mosaic diagrams for set visualization

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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor.author Luz, Saturnino
dc.contributor.author Masoodian, Masood
dc.date.accessioned 2019-05-06T09:03:02Z
dc.date.available 2019-05-06T09:03:02Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.citation Luz , S & Masoodian , M 2018 , ' A comparison of linear and mosaic diagrams for set visualization ' , Information Visualization . https://doi.org/10.1177/1473871618754343 en
dc.identifier.issn 1473-8716
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dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/37575
dc.description.abstract Linear diagrams have been shown to compare favourably to better known forms of set visualization, such as Venn and Euler diagrams, in supporting non-interactive assessment of set relationships. Recent studies that compared several variants of linear diagrams have demonstrated that users perform best at tasks involving identification of intersections, disjointness and subsets when using a horizontally drawn linear diagram with thin lines representing sets and employing vertical lines as guide lines. The essential visual task the user needs to perform in order to interpret this kind of diagram is vertical alignment of parallel lines and detection of overlaps. Space-filling mosaic diagrams which support this same visual task have been used in other applications, such as the visualization of schedules of activities, where they have been shown to be superior to linear Gantt charts. In this article, we present an experimental comparison of linear and mosaic diagrams for visualization of set relationships, in terms of accuracy, time-to-answer and subjective ratings of perceived task difficulty. The findings show that the two visualizations are largely similar with respect to these measures, suggesting that the choice of one or the other may be solely guided by other visual design considerations. Mosaic diagrams might be more suitable, for instance, in cases where miniature diagrams representing overviews of relations in different collections of sets are required, such as in small-multiples displays. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Palgrave Macmillan Ltd.
dc.relation.ispartofseries Information Visualization en
dc.rights openAccess en
dc.subject.other Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition en
dc.subject.other 6132 Visual arts and design en
dc.title A comparison of linear and mosaic diagrams for set visualization en
dc.type A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä fi
dc.description.version Peer reviewed en
dc.contributor.department University of Edinburgh
dc.contributor.department Department of Media
dc.subject.keyword linear diagrams
dc.subject.keyword mosaic diagrams
dc.subject.keyword set relationships
dc.subject.keyword Set visualization
dc.subject.keyword space-filling visualizations
dc.subject.keyword visual design
dc.subject.keyword Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
dc.subject.keyword 6132 Visual arts and design
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201905062695
dc.identifier.doi 10.1177/1473871618754343
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