Category Archives: Research

Perceptual Guidelines for Creating Rectangular Treemaps

Research from colleagues at Berkeley.

Design Guidelines:

  • Use Treemap Layouts that Avoid Extreme Aspect Ratios
  • Use Bar Charts at Low Density, Treemaps at High Density
  • Use Treemaps When Comparing Non-Leaf Nodes
  • Use Luminance To Encode Secondary Values In Treemaps

Also includes review of research to date.


BELIV’10 – Conference wiki – Evaluation Methods for Information Visualization

The mother-load. looks at metrics, information visualization, research, standards. Focus here is on how to judge information visualizations.