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Cascading CurtainMap: An Interactive Visualization for Depicting Large and Flexible Hierarchies

Abstract In visualizing information hierarchies, icicle plots are efficient diagrams in that they provide the user a straightforward layout for different levels of data in a hierarchy and enable the user to compare items based on the item width. However, as the size of the hierarchy grows large, the items in an icicle plot end up being small and indistinguishable. In this thesis, by maintaining the positive characteristics of traditional

icicle plots and incorporating new features such as dynamic diagram and active layer, we developed an interactive visualization that allows the user to selectively drill down or roll up to review different levels of data in a large hierarchy, to change the hierarchical

structure to detect potential patterns, and t... (more)
Created Date 2014
Contributor Wu, Bi (Author) / Maciejewski, Ross (Advisor) / Runger, George (Committee member) / Davulcu, Hasan (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Computer science / computer graphics / computer science / data visualization / dynamic visualization / flexible hierarchy / large hierarchy
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 72 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Computer Science 2014
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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