Minneapolis, MN USA
Oct. 23, 2005 to Oct. 25, 2005
Elena Fanea , University of Calgary, Canada
Sheelagh Carpendale , University of Calgary, Canada
Tobias Isenberg , University of Calgary, Canada
Parallel Coordinates are a powerful method for visualizing multidimensional data but, when applied to large data sets, they become cluttered and difficult to read. Star Glyphs, on the other hand, can be used to display either the attributes of a data item or the values across all items for a single attribute. Star Glyphs may readily provide a quick impression; however, since the full data set will require multiple glyphs, overall readings are more difficult. We present Parallel Glyphs, an interactive integration of the visual representations of Parallel Coordinates and Star Glyphs that utilizes the advantages of both representations to offset the disadvantages they have separately. We discuss the role of uniform and stepped colour scales in the visual comparison of non-adjacent items and Star Glyphs. Parallel Glyphs provide capabilities for focus-in-context exploration using two types of lenses and interactions specific to the 3D space.
Parallel Glyphs, parallel coordinates, star glyphs, multi-dimensional data sets, 3D visualization.
Elena Fanea, Sheelagh Carpendale, Tobias Isenberg, "An Interactive 3D Integration of Parallel Coordinates and Star Glyphs", IEEE_INFOVIS, 2005, Information Visualization, IEEE Symposium on, Information Visualization, IEEE Symposium on 2005, pp. 20, doi:10.1109/INFOVIS.2005.5