Every User His Visualization? User Performance and Preferences of Different Hierarchical Layouts

  • Tanja Merčun
  • Maja Žumer
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8279)


Lately, more studies have started to look into adapting information visualization to individual users. This paper adds to those studies by analysing whether gender, field of study, and experience influenced user performance and preference in four different hierarchical layouts. The results show that, generally, the three factors did not show significant differences between layouts, but also revealed some interesting indications for further studies.


information visualization hierarchical technique usability users 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tanja Merčun
    • 1
  • Maja Žumer
    • 1
  1. 1.University of LjubljanaLjubljanaSlovenia

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