Evaluating the Comprehension of Euler Diagrams

Benoy, Florence and Rodgers, Peter (2005) Evaluating the Comprehension of Euler Diagrams. In: Euler Diagrams 2005, 29-30 September 2005, Paris, France. (Full text available)

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Abstract

We describe an empirical investigation into layout criteria that can help with the comprehension of Euler diagrams. Our work is intended to inform automatic Euler diagram layout research by confirming the importance of various Euler diagram aesthetic criteria. The three criteria under investigation were: smoothness, zone area equality and edge closeness. Subjects were asked to interpret diagrams with different combinations of levels for each of the criteria. Results for this investigation indicate that, within the parameters of the study, all three criteria are important for understanding Euler diagrams and we have a preliminary indication of the ordering of importance for the criteria.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Uncontrolled keywords: Euler Diagrams
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Computing > Applied and Interdisciplinary Informatics Group
Depositing User: Peter Rodgers
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2008 18:03
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2012 14:23
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/14283 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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