Apperley, M. & Chester, M. (1996). Tree browsing. (Working paper 96/13). Hamilton, New Zealand: University of Waikato, Department of Computer Science.
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Graphic representations of tree structures are notoriously difficult to create, display, and interpret, particularly when the volume of information they contain, and hence the number of nodes, is large. The problem of interactively browsing information held in tree structures is examined, and a design for a tree browser proposed. This design is based on distortion-oriented display techniques and intuitive direct manipulation interaction. The tree layout is automatically generated, but the location and extent of detail shown is controlled by the user. It is suggested that these techniques could be extended to the browsing of more general networks.
- 1996 Working Papers