Proc. Visualization `92 (Boston, MA, Oct. 19-23,1992) 124-131.
HCIL-92-06, CS-TR-2901, CAR-TR-626, SRC-TR-92-62.
Controlled experiments with novice treemap users and real data
highlight the strengths of treemaps and provide direction for improvement. Issues discussed include experimental results, layout algorithms, nesting offsets, labeling, animation and small mu
ltiple displays. Treemaps prove to be a potent tool for hierarchy display. The principles discussed are applicable to many information visualization situations.