The mobile tree browser: A space filling information visualization for browsing labelled hierarchies on mobile devices

Paul Craig, Xin Huang

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Abstract

This paper describes a new information visualization technique for browsing labelled hierarchies on mobile devices. The display is optimized for readability and navigation on devices with limited display space, using animation to smooth the transition between views when a user clicks on nodes to navigate the hierarchy and fisheye-distortion to brows long lists. The technique is evaluated by comparing it to more traditional text based table and node-link tree views with users expressing a clear preference for the space filling hierarchy view. This demonstrates the potential of information visualization to improve interface usability and functionality on mobile devices.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 15th IEEE International Conference on Computer and Information Technology, CIT 2015, 14th IEEE International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing and Communications, IUCC 2015, 13th IEEE International Conference on Dependable, Autonomic and Secure Computing, DASC 2015 and 13th IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Intelligence and Computing, PICom 2015
EditorsLuigi Atzori, Xiaolong Jin, Stephen Jarvis, Lei Liu, Ramon Aguero Calvo, Jia Hu, Geyong Min, Nektarios Georgalas, Yulei Wu
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages2240-2247
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781509001545
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22 Dec 2015
Event15th IEEE International Conference on Computer and Information Technology, CIT 2015, 14th IEEE International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing and Communications, IUCC 2015, 13th IEEE International Conference on Dependable, Autonomic and Secure Computing, DASC 2015 and 13th IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Intelligence and Computing, PICom 2015 - Liverpool, United Kingdom
Duration: 26 Oct 201528 Oct 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings - 15th IEEE International Conference on Computer and Information Technology, CIT 2015, 14th IEEE International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing and Communications, IUCC 2015, 13th IEEE International Conference on Dependable, Autonomic and Secure Computing, DASC 2015 and 13th IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Intelligence and Computing, PICom 2015

Conference

Conference15th IEEE International Conference on Computer and Information Technology, CIT 2015, 14th IEEE International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing and Communications, IUCC 2015, 13th IEEE International Conference on Dependable, Autonomic and Secure Computing, DASC 2015 and 13th IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Intelligence and Computing, PICom 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityLiverpool
Period26/10/1528/10/15

Keywords

  • Information visualisation
  • Mobile visualization
  • Pervasive computing

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