Exploring the Design Space of Sankey Diagrams for the Food-Energy-Water Nexus

Brandon Mathis, Yuxin Ma, Michelle Mancenido, Ross Maciejewski

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In this work, we define a set of design requirements relating to Sankey diagrams for supporting FoodEnergy-Water (FEW) nexus understanding, and propose the NEST diagram design, a visualization design that incorporates a number of characteristics from Sankey diagrams, treemaps, and graphs, to improve readability and minimize the negative impact of edge crossings common in traditional Sankey diagrams.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalIEEE Computer Graphics and Applications
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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