Positioning Map: a Visual Technique to Improve the Layout of Diagram Contextual Information

Nicolas Genon, Raimundas Matulevicius, Vincent Englebert, Patrick Heymans


The presentation of information is a difficult activity. It requires to deal with model complexity, characterised among other things by the number of visual
elements per diagram. In this position paper, we propose a positioning map constructed by combining the navigation and locator maps – two techniques resulting from the theoretical principles of effective communication. We believe that the positioning map is a better means than navigation and locator maps together to decompose models and to integrate their information cognitively. However, we still need to validate our proposal through empirical studies.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14279/tuj.eceasst.13.169

DOI (PDF): http://dx.doi.org/10.14279/tuj.eceasst.13.169.164

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