Effects of Individual Difference on User-Sketched Layouts of Vertex-Weighted Graphs

Chun Cheng Lin, Weidong Huang, Wan Yu Liu, Chang Yu Chen

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Recent empirical works on graph drawing have analyzed users' interpretation ability with user-sketched layouts. However, user-sketched layouts have not been studied with vertex-weighted graphs. We conducted a study that was to extend the previous work to conduct an empirical study with vertex-weighted graphs. In a four-stage experiment, we analyzed characteristics of the final graph drawings, participants' drawing processes and strategies, participants' drawing preferences through questionnaires, and the differences between two groups of participants divided according to different attributes. In this paper, we report on effects of individual difference in terms of user preference, gender and prior drawing experience on user-sketched layouts of vertex-weighted graphs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 24th International Conference Information Visualisation, IV 2020
EditorsEbad Banissi, Farzad Khosrow-Shahi, Anna Ursyn, Mark W. McK. Bannatyne, Joao Moura Pires, Nuno Datia, Kawa Nazemi, Boris Kovalerchuk, John Counsell, Andrew Agapiou, Zora Vrcelj, Hing-Wah Chau, Mengbi Li, Gehan Nagy, Richard Laing, Rita Francese, Muhammad Sarfraz, Fatma Bouali, Gilles Venturin, Marjan Trutschl, Urska Cvek, Heimo Muller, Minoru Nakayama, Marco Temperini, Tania Di Mascio, Filippo Sciarrone Veronica Rossano Rossano, Ralf Dorner, Loredana Caruccio, Autilia Vitiello, Weidong Huang, Michele Risi, Ugo Erra, Razvan Andonie, Muhammad Aurangzeb Ahmad, Ana Figueiras, Mabule Samuel Mabakane
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781728191348
StatePublished - Sep 2020
Event24th International Conference Information Visualisation, IV 2020 - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 7 Sep 202011 Sep 2020

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on Information Visualisation
ISSN (Print)1093-9547


Conference24th International Conference Information Visualisation, IV 2020


  • Graph drawing aesthetics
  • individual difference
  • information visualization
  • user-sketched graph drawing
  • weighted vertex


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