ct 14(1): e2

Research Article

PaisleyTrees: A Size-Invariant Tree Visualization

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/ct.1.1.e2,
        author={Katayoon Etemad and Dominikus Baur and John Brosz and Sheelagh Carpendale and Faramarz F.  Samavati},
        title={PaisleyTrees: A Size-Invariant Tree Visualization},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Creative Technologies},
        volume={1},
        number={1},
        publisher={ICST},
        journal_a={CT},
        year={2014},
        month={10},
        keywords={Information Visualization, Tree Layout, Hybrid Layout, Mobile, Graphs.},
        doi={10.4108/ct.1.1.e2}
    }
    
  • Katayoon Etemad
    Dominikus Baur
    John Brosz
    Sheelagh Carpendale
    Faramarz F. Samavati
    Year: 2014
    PaisleyTrees: A Size-Invariant Tree Visualization
    CT
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/ct.1.1.e2
Katayoon Etemad1,*, Dominikus Baur1, John Brosz1, Sheelagh Carpendale1, Faramarz F. Samavati1
  • 1: University of Calgary
*Contact email: ketemad@ucalgary.ca

Abstract

Squeezing large tree structures into suitable visualizations has been a perennial problem. In response to this challenge, we present PaisleyTrees, a size-invariant tree visualization. PaisleyTrees integrate node-of-interest focus with tree-cut presentations to support rapid tree navigation without resorting to zooming and panning. This visualization offers the ability to work with trees of arbitrary depth and breadth, and maintains legibility for displayed elements. These advantages are achieved by using a hybrid layout, inspired by traditional Paisley patterns, that combines node-link, nested and djacency-based tree layout techniques, and offers both depth and breadth elision.