Innovations in Visualization

Multi-touch Graph Interaction

Sebastian Schmidt
Miguel Nacenta
Raimund Dachselt
Sheelagh Carpendale


Interactive node-link diagrams are useful for describing and exploring data relationships in many domains such as network analysis and transportation planning. We describe a multi-touch interaction technique set (IT set) that focuses on edge interactions for node-link diagrams. The set includes five techniques (TouchPlucking, TouchPinning, TouchStrumming, TouchBundling and PushLens) and provides the flexibility to combine them in either sequential or simultaneous actions in order to address edge congestion.



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Sebastian Schmidt, Miguel Nacenta, Raimund Dachselt and Sheelagh Carpendale. A Set of Multi-touch Graph Interaction Techniques. In Proceedings of Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces - ITS'10. ACM Press, 2010. PDF Paper Video File