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dc.contributor.authorLuz, Saturnino
dc.contributor.authorMasoodian, Masood
dc.coverage.spatialConference held at London, UKen_NZ
dc.identifier.citationLuz, S. & Massodian, M. (2011). Comparing static Gantt and mosaic charts for visualization of task schedules. In 2011 15th International Conference on Information Visualisation, London, United Kingdom, July 13-15 (pp. 182-187). Washington, DC, USA: IEEE.en_NZ
dc.description.abstractA mosaic chart has been proposed for representation of events on a timeline. While early studies demonstrated the effectiveness of mosaics in supporting visualization of multimedia records on a meeting browser, the usability of mosaics as a static timeline visualization has not been studied in more general settings. This paper investigates the use of the mosaic charts for visualization of project schedules. A user study was conducted to compare a building project schedule encoded alternatively as a mosaic or as a Gantt chart. Although the study focused on static graphs, for which the Gantt technique is usually very effective, results showed that the users were as fast and accurate at answering the questions using the mosaic representation as they were using Gantt charts. The analysis and experiment indicated algorithmic, space-filling and interpretation limitations of the mosaic technique. We suggest possible design improvements to overcome some of these limitations.en_NZ
dc.subjectcomputer scienceen_NZ
dc.subjectGantt chartsen_NZ
dc.subjectscreen designen_NZ
dc.subjectinformation visualizationen_NZ
dc.titleComparing static Gantt and mosaic charts for visualization of task schedulesen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.relation.isPartOfProceedings of the 15th International Conference on Information Visualisationen_NZ
pubs.finish-date2011-07-15en_NZ Alamitos, Californiaen_NZ

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