Experimental Analysis of the Accessibility of Drawings with Few Segments
Philipp Kindermann
Wouter Meulemans
André Schulz
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J. Graph Algorithms Appl., Vol. 22, No. 3, 2018, pp. 501-518

The visual complexity of a graph drawing is defined as the number of geometric objects needed to represent all its edges. In particular, one object may represent multiple edges, e.g., one needs only one line segment to draw two collinear incident edges. We study the question if drawings with few segments have a better aesthetic appeal and help the user to asses the underlying graph. We design an experiment that investigates two different graph types (trees and sparse graphs), three different layout algorithms for trees, and two different layout algorithms for sparse graphs. We asked the users to give an aesthetic ranking on the layouts and to perform a furthest-pair or shortest-path task on the drawings.

@article{DBLP:journals/corr/HultenschmidtKM17, author = {Gregor H{\"{u}}ltenschmidt and Philipp Kindermann and Wouter Meulemans and Andr{\'{e}} Schulz}, title = {Drawing Planar Graphs with Few Geometric Primitives}, journal = {CoRR}, volume = {abs/1703.01691}, year = {2017}, url = {}, archivePrefix = {arXiv}, eprint = {1703.01691}, timestamp = {Mon, 13 Aug 2018 16:47:34 +0200}, biburl = {}, bibsource = {dblp computer science bibliography,} }
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