Tag Archives: research networks

Comparison of design principles for navigating large data sets

In a very recent video Bram Vandeputte compares two design principles for navigating large data set on their multitouch table. The first design principles comes from Ben Shneiderman (2003) and is called “overview first”. The other one has been made known by Jeffrey Heer and danah boyd and is based on “start with what you know, then grow” (2005) the view from there. Here is the video and the according blog post.


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Visualization of 18th century social networks

The Republic of Letters is maybe one of the oldest social networks of researchers that is now being studied. Some bright minds at Stanford started mapping the interactions between the 18th century scholars (they sent letters to each other) and created some very nice visualizations. Amongst them their is a flow visualization that would be interesting for the project group as well. Also the video shows how those visual analytics help to reason about the underlying data.


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