NodeTrix: A Hybrid Visualization of Social Networks


Small-world networks are globally sparse but locally dense. Node-link diagrams are good for sparse networks, matrices are good for dense ones. Let's merge them with NodeTrix!


Nathalie Henry, Jean-Daniel Fekete, and Michael J. McGuffin. 2007. NodeTrix: a Hybrid Visualization of Social Networks. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics 13, 6 (November 2007), 1302-1309. DOI=10.1109/TVCG.2007.70582

N. Henry, A. Bezerianos and J-D. Fekete. Improving the Readability of Clustered Social Networks using Node Duplication. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 14(6):1317-1324, 2008.

P. Isenberg, A. Bezerianos, N. Henry, S. Carpendale and J-D. Fekete. CoCoNutTrix: Collaborative Retrofitting for Information Visualization. Computer Graphics and Applications: Special Issue on Collaborative Visualization, 29(5):44–57, Sept-Oct 2009.


NodeTrix video

UIST Coauthorship Network

NodeTrix visualization showing the collaborations between the 900+ authors of the UIST conference since its beginning.


You can play with a prototype of the program written in JavaScript by clicking on this link..


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  • Nathalie Henry Riche
  • Michael McGuffin
  • Anastasia Bezerianos
  • Jean-Daniel Fekete