# E^{3}: Towards the metrication of graphical presentation techniques for large data sets

## Abstract

Rapid advances in communications and computer technologies in recent years have provided users with greater access to large volumes of data from computer-based information systems. Whilst researchers have developed many novel techniques to overcome the problems associated with the presentation and navigation of large data sets on a limited display surface, the choice of a technique in a particular application remains very subjective. This paper proposes an evaluation framework E^{3} which aims to provide a basis for the comparison of different presentation techniques, given the nature and characteristics of the data to be presented, and the interpretation required. E^{3} focuses on three aspects of graphical data presentation: expressiveness, efficiency, and effectiveness. This framework lays the foundation for the development of a set of metrics to facilitate an objective assessment of presentation techniques.

## Keywords

Presentation Technique Display Surface Representation Technique Graphical Language Spatial Information System## Preview

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