InfoVis 2004 Contest
Visualizing Visualization

Contest webpage:

Authors and Affiliations:

Tool(s):

We used our submission for the InfoVis 2004 symposium to visualize the given dataset. This tool uses a modified force directed layout algorithm to generate a layout in which the distance between two clusters is inversely proportional to the strength of their coupling. After the layout is generated, a hierarchy is constructed by iteratively merging the closest nodes. On top of this prototype we added support for automatic labeling by keyword, coloring by property value and searching.


TASK 1: Static Overview of 10 years of Infovis



TASK 2: Characterize the research areas and their evolution



TASK 3: The people in InfoVis


Task 3.1: Where does a particular author/researcher fit within the research areas defined in task 2?

Task 3.2: What, if any, are the relationships between two or more or all researchers?

Additional materials

4 minute video clip (DivX 5.0.1 compression, 11 MB, codec can be downloaded here amongst others)

4 minute video clip (same clip, standard avi compression, 35 MB!)

2 page PDF-summary


[1] D.J. Watts and S.H. Strogatz. Collective dynamics of 'small-world' networks. Nature 393, pages 440--442, 1998.
[2] A. Noack.An energy model for visual graph clustering. In Proc. 11th Int. Symp. on Graph Drawing, pages 425--436. Springer-Verlag, 2003.

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