Hasso-Plattner-Institut
  
Hasso-Plattner-Institut
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Döllner
  
 

Publications

Interactive Revision Exploration using Small Multiples of Software Maps

Scheibel, Willy and Trapp, Matthias and Döllner, Jürgen
In 7th International Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications (IVAPP 2016), pages 131-138, 2016

Abstract:

To explore and to compare different revisions of complex software systems is a challenging task as it requires to constantly switch between different revisions and the corresponding information visualization. This paper proposes to combine the concept of small multiples and focus+context techniques for software maps to facilitate the comparison of multiple software map themes and revisions simultaneously on a single screen. This approach reduces the amount of switches and helps to preserve the mental map of the user. Given a software project the small multiples are based on a common dataset but are specialized by specific revisions and themes. The small multiples are arranged in a matrix where rows and columns represents different themes and revisions, respectively. To ensure scalability of the visualization technique we also discuss two rendering pipelines to ensure interactive frame-rates. The capabilities of the proposed visualization technique are demonstrated in a collaborative exploration setting using a high-resolution, multi-touch display.

Keywords:

Software visualization, visual analytics, software maps, small multiples, interactive visualization techniques

BibTeX file

@inproceedings{STD2016,
author = { Scheibel, Willy and Trapp, Matthias and Döllner, Jürgen },
title = { Interactive Revision Exploration using Small Multiples of Software Maps },
booktitle = { 7th International Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications (IVAPP 2016) },
pages = { 131-138 },
year = { 2016 },
journal = { Proc. of IVAPP }
}

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