A Comparative Study of Four Hierarchy Browsers using the Hierarchical Visualisation Testing Environment (HVTE)

Four hierarchy browsers were compared in a counterbalanced repeated measures study with 32 test users. The four browsers tested were in-house implementations of 1) a Windows Explorer style tree view, 2) an information pyramids browser, 3) a treemap browser, and 4 ) a hyperbolic browser. Each user performed eight tasks with each browser. Task completion time… (More)