A Comparison of User-Generated and Automatic Graph Layouts

  title={A Comparison of User-Generated and Automatic Graph Layouts},
  author={Tim Dwyer and Bongshin Lee and Danyel Fisher and Kori Inkpen Quinn and Petra Isenberg and George G. Robertson and Chris North},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics},
The research presented in this paper compares user-generated and automatic graph layouts. Following the methods suggested by van Ham et al. (2008), a group of users generated graph layouts using both multi-touch interaction on a tabletop display and mouse interaction on a desktop computer. Users were asked to optimize their layout for aesthetics and analytical tasks with a social network. We discuss characteristics of the user-generated layouts and interaction methods employed by users in this… CONTINUE READING
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