Ring graphs in VR: Exploring a new and novel method for node placement and link visibility in VR-based graph analysis

Mikhail Sorokin, Galen Stetsyuk, Raghav Gupta, Alex Busch, Brian Russin, Celeste Lyn Paul, Samir Khuller

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Abstract

We present a new and novel graph visualization technique designed specifically for virtual reality (VR). Ring graphs organize graph nodes by categorical attributes along a ring that are placed in a sphere layout. Links between nodes are drawn within the rings using an edge bundling technique. This 3D placement of data takes advantage of the stereoscopic environment that VR offers. We conducted a user study that compared our ring visualization to a traditional node-based graph visualization and found that our ring graph method had higher usability, both in terms of accuracy in completing a set of tasks as well as lower task completion time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSIGGRAPH Asia 2018 Posters, SA 2018
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
ISBN (Electronic)9781450360630
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 4 2018
EventSIGGRAPH Asia 2018 Posters - International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, SA 2018 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: Dec 4 2018Dec 7 2018

Publication series

NameSIGGRAPH Asia 2018 Posters, SA 2018

Conference

ConferenceSIGGRAPH Asia 2018 Posters - International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, SA 2018
CountryJapan
CityTokyo
Period12/4/1812/7/18

Keywords

  • Graphs
  • User study
  • Virtual reality
  • Visualization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Software
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

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    Sorokin, M., Stetsyuk, G., Gupta, R., Busch, A., Russin, B., Paul, C. L., & Khuller, S. (2018). Ring graphs in VR: Exploring a new and novel method for node placement and link visibility in VR-based graph analysis. In SIGGRAPH Asia 2018 Posters, SA 2018 [3283371] (SIGGRAPH Asia 2018 Posters, SA 2018). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/3283289.3283371