Extending tree-maps to three dimensions: a comparative study
2004 (English)In: Computer Human Interaction: 6th Asia Pacific Conference, APCHI 2004, Rotorua, New Zealand, June 29-July 2, 2004. Proceedings / [ed] M. Masoodian; S. Jones; B. Rogers, Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology/Springer Verlag, 2004, 50-59 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
This paper presents StepTree, an information visualization tool designed for depicting hierarchies, such as directory structures. StepTree is similar to the hierarchy-visualization tool, Treemap, in that it uses a rectangular, space-filling methodology, but differs from Treemap in that it employs three-dimensional space, which is used to more clearly convey the structural relationships of the hierarchy. The paper includes an empirical study comparing typical search and analysis tasks using StepTree and Treemap. The study shows that users perform significantly better on tasks related to interpreting structural relationships when using StepTree. In addition, users achieved the same performance with StepTree and Treemap when doing a range of other common interpretative and navigational tasks.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology/Springer Verlag, 2004. 50-59 p.
Lecture Notes in Computer Science, ISSN 0302-9743 ; 3101
Research subject Mobile and Pervasive Computing
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-37046DOI: 10.1007/b98382ScopusID: 35048814665Local ID: aeb53200-a0a5-11db-8975-000ea68e967bISBN: 978-3-540-22312-2OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-37046DiVA: diva2:1010544
Asia Pacific Conference, APCHI 2004 : 29/06/2004 - 02/07/2004
Validerad; 2004; 20060917 (ysko)2016-10-032016-10-03Bibliographically approved