This paper addresses the problem of how best to use colour in Euler diagrams. The choice of using coloured curves, rather than black curves, possibly with coloured ll is often made in tools that automatically draw Eu- ler diagrams for information visualization as well as when they are drawn manually. We address the prob- lem by empirically evaluating various dierent colour treatments: coloured or black curves combined with ei- ther no ll or coloured ll. By collecting performance data, we conclude that Euler diagrams with coloured curves and no ll signi cantly outperform all other colour treatments. Most automated layout algorithms adopt colour ll and are, thus, reducing the eectiveness of the Euler diagrams produced. As Euler diagrams can be used in a multitude of areas, ranging from crime control to social network analysis, our results stand to increase the ability of users to accurately and quickly extract information from their visualizations.
|Title of host publication||VINCI 2014 Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Visual Information Communication and Interaction|
|Place of Publication||Sydney, Australia|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 5 Aug 2014|
|Event||VINCI 2014 Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Visual Information Communication and Interaction - Sydney, Australia, 5-8 August, 2014|
Duration: 5 Aug 2014 → …
|Conference||VINCI 2014 Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Visual Information Communication and Interaction|
|Period||5/08/14 → …|
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