Multivariate Network Visualization Techniques

A companion website for the STAR Report on Multivariate Network Visualization Techniques.


This is a companion website for a review article on multivariate network visualization techniques.

Multivariate networks are networks where both the structure of the network and the attributes of the nodes and edges matter. It turns out, these are very common. Every person in a social network, for example, has both, relationships and lots of other characteristics, such as their age, the school they went to, or the city they live in. Multivariate network visualization techniques are designed to be able to show both, these attributes and the structure. Using these visualization techniques, we can analyze, for example, if a network of friends predominantly went to the same high school.

The visualization research community has developed many techniques to visualize these kinds of networks, and our review article – and this website – are designed to help you sort through these options.

Browse through the techniques illustrated below, or use our wizard to find the right multivariate network visualization technique for your datasets and tasks!

Get in touch if you have questions or comments.

Use the Wizard

Technique recommendations to fit your needs!

Navigate to the wizard tab and select your specific network characteristics, such as the size of the network and its type, and what tasks are relevant for your analysis and receive technique recommendations that are best suited to your selection.

Learn about the techniques

Click on a layout or operation to learn more!