This works great, but the next step is to overlay up to eight sets simultaneously. This means that instead of having a single color for one node, there could be up to eight colors for each highlighted node.
I have tried more than a dozen versions so far but I am not quite sure I found the best solution yet.
The challenges so far have been:
- the fixed layout of the network, nodes are manually laid out and cannot change position so any solution that changes the nodes shapes or sizes is not good
- the network is already cluttered, so adding more colors and shapes can end creating a mess
The whole purpose of doing this multiple overlay is to make it easier for users to find patterns in the data, nodes that are similar across multiple sets of measurements.
I would share some of the best solutions I found but I am afraid I would lead or mislead you into the same pits I have falled myself and this whole excercise would be pointless.