VisConstraints - Developing techniques and algorithms for easy specification of graphical layout of data
This work aims to bridge the gap between the goals of the users of information visualization systems and the techniques that are currently available to them for interacting with force-directed layouts. In our latest prototype, we have developed a new version of the prototype, in which objects can be automatically grouped based on the value of one or more properties, with each property representing a different data variable. Applying different constraint strengths to those groups provides an effective means for identifying commonalities and patterns in multivariate data.
W. Lucas and T. Gordon. User Control of Force-Directed Layouts. In Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Software Technologies, Vol. 1, pp. 91-99, 2016. [pdf] [demo]