E3: Towards the metrication of graphical presentation techniques for large data sets

  • Ying K. Leung
  • Mark D. Apperley
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 753)


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 E3 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. E3 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.


Presentation Technique Display Surface Representation Technique Graphical Language Spatial Information System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ying K. Leung
    • 1
  • Mark D. Apperley
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre for Systems Methodologies Department of Computer ScienceSwinburne University of TechnologyVictoriaAustralia
  2. 2.School of Mathematical and Information SciencesMassey UniversityPalmerston NorthNew Zealand

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