Authors: Stefan Gladisch, Christian Tominski
Abstract: Data exploration and manipulation are traditionally considered independently. In this work, we argue to integrate exploration and manipulation in order to smooth user workflows. Our focus is on changing the visual encoding of graph attributes as an exploration task and on changing attribute values as a manipulation task. We present a novel approach for integrating both tasks via a unified visual interface. This interface is based on the classic node-link diagram extended by radial menus and touch gestures for interaction. Our integrated solution provides the functionality for changing both the visual encoding and the data values. Hence, switching between different software tools is no longer necessary.