Evaluating overall quality of dynamic network visualizations

Weidong Huang, Min Zhu, Mao Lin Huang, Henry Been Lirn Duh

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Visualizing dynamic networks is a challenging task. One of the challenges we face is how to maintain visual complexity and overall quality of visualizations at a reasonable and sustainable level so that the information about the network embedded in the visualization can be effectively comprehended by the viewer. Many techniques and algorithms have been proposed and developed to facilitate the discovery of changing patterns. Much research has also been done in investigating how visualization should be constructed to be effective. However, how to measure and compare the quality of visualizations of a changing network at different time points has not been well researched. In this paper, we report on a preliminary work towards this direction. In particular, we apply an existing multi-dimensional overall quality measure in a user study data of different networks and found that the measured quality is positively correlated with user task performance regardless of network size.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCooperative Design, Visualization, and Engineering - 13th International Conference, CDVE 2016, Proceedings
EditorsYuhua Luo
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9783319467702
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event13th International Conference on Cooperative Design, Visualization, and Engineering, CDVE 2016 - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 24 Oct 201627 Oct 2016

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume9929 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference13th International Conference on Cooperative Design, Visualization, and Engineering, CDVE 2016


  • Cooperative visualization
  • Dynamic networks
  • Evaluation
  • Quality metrics
  • Visualization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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