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The Time-based strategy employs a Gantt chart to show graphically a series of tasks with their start and end dates. Tasks are sorted by their start date.


It aims to answer the following sensemaking task:

  • What are the time intervals of a series of tasks?

Presentation metaphor


Context meta-model

The context meta-model contains a single class, Target, with two date attributes startDate and endDate.

Time-based context meta-model.

Visualisation variants

  • Gantt chart

Visualisation variants of Time-based.


  • title : string [1..1]. Title of the visualisation.