Authors: Ji Qi, Vincent Bloemen, Shihan Wang, Jarke van Wijk, Huub van de Wetering
Abstract: While analyzing multiple data sequences, the following questions typically arise: how does a single sequence change over time, how do multiple sequences compare within a period of time, and how does such comparison change over time. This paper presents a visual technique named STBins to answer those questions. STBins is designed for visual tracking of individual data sequences and also for comparison of sequences. The latter is done by showing the similarity of sequences within temporal bins. A perception study is conducted to examine the readability of alternative visual designs based on sequence tracking and comparison tasks. Also, two case studies based on real-world datasets are presented in detail to demonstrate usage of our technique.