Scatterplots are one of the most common data visualisation methods. Designing scatterplots for large data sets is challenging, as overlapping markers are likely to cause loss of information. Poorly chosen marker opacity, shape, or size may lead to e.g. overplotting or diminished visibility of outliers. The challenge is amplified by having to wait for rendering every time the design is changed. To reduce designer effort, optimisation-based approaches to scatterplot design have been proposed, most comprehensive being an algorithm by Micallef et al. (2017) that applies image-based perceptual quality measures to automatic evaluation of scatterplots. However, their approach suffers also from poor rendering performance, discouraging usage in interactive applications. This paper presents an algorithm applying abstract rendering for efficiently updating scatterplot markers regardless of data set size. We show how our approach enables fast, interactive design and adjustment of overlap in scatterplots, demonstrated with a proof-of-concept visualisation tool.
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 25 Apr 2020|
|MoE publication type||Not Eligible|
|Event||ACM SIGCHI Annual Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Honolulu, United States|
Duration: 26 Apr 2020 → 30 Apr 2020
|Conference||ACM SIGCHI Annual Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems|
|Abbreviated title||ACM CHI|
|Period||26/04/2020 → 30/04/2020|
- Data visualisation
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Santala, S. (Recipient), 2020
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