Node-Link Mapping Principles for Visualizing Knowledge and Information

  • Donald F. Dansereau
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3426)


This chapter describes the Texas Christian University Node-Link Mapping (TCU-NLM) system, and traces its empirical and applied history from 1972 to the present. TCU-NLM, which consists of information, guide, and freestyle maps, has been explored in the areas of education, counseling, and business. Principles derived from experiences with this system are presented in four categories: goal specification, node-link infrastructure, spatial organization, and map processing. Implications of these principles for both knowledge and information visualization are discussed.


Methadone Maintenance Treatment Topic Domain Visualize Knowledge Vocabulary Learning Gestalt Principle 
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  • Donald F. Dansereau
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  1. 1.Department of PsychologyTexas Christian UniversityFort WorthUSA

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