The Perception of Clutter in Linear Diagrams

Mohanad Alqadah, Gem Stapleton, Peter Chapman, John Howse

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Abstract

Linear diagrams are an effective way of representing sets andtheir relationships. The topological and graphical properties of linear diagrams can affect perceived relative levels of clutter. This paper de nesfour different measures of clutter for linear diagrams. Participants in an empirical study were asked to rank linear diagrams according to their perception of clutter. We analyzed the correlation between how the clutter measures ranked linear diagrams compared to the overall ranking derived from the participants' perceptions. We concluded that the clutter measure which counts the number of line segments best matchesparticipants' perception.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on the Theory and Application of Diagrams
Place of PublicationGermany
PublisherSpringer
Pages250-257
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9783319423326
Publication statusPublished - 26 Jul 2016
EventProceedings of the International Conference on the Theory and Application of Diagrams - Philadelphia, USA, 7-10 August, 2016, Philadelphia, United States
Duration: 7 Aug 201610 Aug 2016

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the International Conference on the Theory and Application of Diagrams
CountryUnited States
CityPhiladelphia
Period7/08/1610/08/16

Bibliographical note

The final publication is available at Springer via http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-3-319-42333-3_20

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Alqadah, M., Stapleton, G., Chapman, P., & Howse, J. (2016). The Perception of Clutter in Linear Diagrams. In Proceedings of the International Conference on the Theory and Application of Diagrams (pp. 250-257). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science). Springer. http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-3-319-42333-3_20