Thomas Bladh MCS-2002-3, pp. 29. Inst. för programvaruteknik och datavetenskap/Dept. of Software Engineering and Computer Science, 2002.
A 3D visualization tool for file system hierarchies is
presented. The visualization technique used is based on
the Tree-map / nested Venn diagram concept and is
capable of visualizing metrics and attributes such as
size, change and file type for thousands of nodes
simultaneously. Size is visualized through node base
area, change is visualized through the ghosting and
hiding of unchanged nodes and file type is visualized
through colors. Actions such as navigation and
selection are performed exclusively in 3D. Finally a
method for improving the visibility of nodes through
the equalization of sibling nodes is proposed.
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