Force Directed Graphs

Last Updated on 13th September 2018 by Phil Shaw

We are curious to know what people think of using force directed graphs as a way to display the relationships between items in Hierarchy Diagrams (HIDs).

At the moment, HIDs are drawn using a fixed algorithm, in which you can control:

  • The orientation (vertical or horizontal)
  • If the HID will pivot (change orientation) and if so, the level at which it pivots.

Force directed graphs are an alternative way to arrange the same boxes (items) and lines (cross references) in a HID.

What do you think?

ARTICLE UPDATED 13/09/2018 – CHANGED CATEGORY AND FIXED READABILTY