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    • Online Visualization Tools PF Anderson, Emerging Technologies Librarian, Health Sciences Libraries, [email_address] November 11, 2008 © 2008 Regents of the University of Michigan. All rights reserved.
    • Overview
      • Visualizing concepts
        • Visual search engines
        • Clouds
        • Mindmapping
      • Visualizing data
        • Timelines
        • Data visualization
      • Resources
    • Visualization: Why?
      • Chris Jordan: http://www.chrisjordan.com/
    • Visualization: Why?
      • http://mkweb.bcgsc.ca/debates/
      • “ Palin has the longest sentences, Biden repeats himself the most and has the smallest vocabulary, while patterns for Obama and McCain are eerily similar.”
    • Visualization: Why?
      • World Wide Telescope: http://www.worldwidetelescope.org/Home.aspx
    • Visualization: Why?
      • Edward Tufte: http://www.edwardtufte.com/tufte/
    • Visual Search Engines
      • Visualize concepts for:
        • Navigation
        • Visualization
        • Concept generation
        • Background images
        • Discussion tools
    • Search: Words & Meaning
      • Curehunter (Dictionary)
      • http://www.curehunter.com/public/dictionary.do
    • Search: Concept Relationships
      • Curehunter: http://www.curehunter.com/public/dictionary.do
    • Search: Similarities
      • Literature-Map.com
    • Search: Visualizing the Answers
      • PubMed Faceoff: http://www.postgenomic.com/faces/index.php
    • Search Generating Visualization
      • AmazType: http://amaztype.tha.jp/
    • Search News
      • Spectra News Reader: http://msnbcmedia.msn.com/i/msnbc/components/spectra/index.html
    • CoolIris
      • http://www.cooliris.com/
    • Tag & Word Clouds
      • Exploration
      • Concept generation / distillation
      • Analysis
    • Clouds: Images (Flickr)
      • Flickr: Explore Tags
    • Clouds: NewsFlashr
    • Clouds: Extipicious (Delicious)
      • http://kevan.org/extispicious.cgi
    • Clouds: Cloudalicious
    • Clouds: Wordle
    • Clouds: TagCrowd
    • Clouds: TagCrowd
      • as topic summaries for speeches and written works
      • for visual analysis of survey data
      • as brand clouds that let companies see how they are perceived by the world
      • for data mining a text corpus
      • for helping writers and students reflect on their work
      • as name tags for conferences, cocktail parties or wherever new collaborations start
      • as resumes in a single glance
      • as visual poetry
    • Clouds: TagCrowd
      • Cloud of “Leaves of Grass by Wal Whitman, top 50 words.
    • Clouds: ManyEyes
      • Cloud of “Leaves of Grass by Wal Whitman, top 200 words
    • Clouds: ManyEyes
      • Interactive cloud, allows navigation of text body
    • Clouds: TagGalaxy Words
      • http://www.taggalaxy.de/
    • Clouds: TagGalaxy Pics
      • http://www.taggalaxy.de/
    • Mindmapping
      • Mindmapping as concept visualization tool > WikiMindMap
      • Mindmapping online tool for collaboration > MindMeister
      • Offline personal mindmapping tool > FreeMind
    • WikiMindMap
      • http://www.wikimindmap.org
    • MindMeister
      • http://www.mindmeister.com
    • MindMeister Example
    • FreeMind Example
      • http://freemind.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Main_Page
    • Timelines
      • Obvious uses:
        • History
        • Biography
        • Individuals & institutions
      • Creative uses
        • Clinical case study presentation
        • Track epidemiology of disease spread in community
        • Project planning
        • Any kind of temporal or process-oriented data
        • Storytelling or narrative process
    • Timelines: Dipity
      • http://www.dipity.com/
    • Timelines: Dipity - Example
      • Equipment recalls
      • Set up with an rss feed to add new events?
    • Timelines: Dipity - Example
      • Equipment recalls
      • Eample of event detail view
    • Timelines: xTimeline
      • http://www.xtimeline.com/
      • Features
      • Searching
      • Groups
      • Public editing
    • Timelines: xTimeline - Example
      • Pregnancy timeline
      • Single author
    • Timelines: xTimeline - Example
      • Higher education entry into Second Life
      • Multiple authors
    • Timelines: xTimeline - Example
      • Detail - entry point view
    • Timelines: xTimeline - Example
      • Privacy restrictions
    • Timelines: xTimeline - Example
      • Groups
      • Sharing / commenting
    • Timelines - Highlights
      • CircaVie & Dipity
        • Lightweight, easy to use, community based, intended for social purposes & personal use
        • Multimedia
      • Dipity
        • Integrates with other social media (Twitter, Picasa, Flickr, Google, etc.)
      • xTimeline
        • Wiki-style
        • Team work, collaboration
        • Multimedia
    • Data visualization
      • Visualization helpful in analysis of a variety of types of data.
      • Many types of data, many types of analysis, many types of display of data =
      • Many tools
    • Visualization: Vispedia.stanford.edu
    • Visualization: Gapminder
    • Visualization: Lexipedia
    • Visualization: Swivel
      • http://www.swivel.com/
    • Visualization: Swivel Example
      • Beckett analysis of the Unnameable
    • Visualization: Swivel Example
      • Pesticides in Broccoli
    • Visualization: ManyEyes
      • http://services.alphaworks.ibm.com/manyeyes/
    • Visualization: ManyEyes Example
      • Word Cloud - Leaves of Grass, by Walt Whitman
    • Visualization: ManyEyes Example
      • EBM word tree
    • Visualization: ManyEyes Example
      • University of Michigan faculty size and average salary by department
    • Visualization: ManyEyes Example
      • FDA Survey Data on Perchorate in Food, 2005-2006
    • Visualization: Circos
      • http://mkweb.bcgsc.ca/circos/
    • Data visualization - Highlights
      • Variety of tools available for different domains
      • Swivel especially strong in generating graphs
      • ManyEyes especially rich source of various visual analyses, flexible, interactive, various types of datasets allowed
    • Mashups: SpotCrime
      • http://www.spotcrime.com/
    • Mashups: Extispicious
      • http://kevan.org/extispicious.cgi
      • A gazillion GoogleMap mashups
    • Mashups: Dipity+Flickr
    • Mashups: Dipity+YouTube
    • Mashups: EDIS
      • RSOE: EDIS (Emergency & Disaster Information Service): http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/?area=&lang=eng
    • Examples: Mapping
      • Worldkit.org
    • Examples: Mathematics
      • Garrett Lisi: Deferential Geometry: e8 polytope: http://deferentialgeometry.org/epe/
    • Examples: Mathematics
      • Garrett Lisi: Deferential Geometry: e8 polytope: http://deferentialgeometry.org/epe/
    • Examples: Table of Condiments
      • http://backtable.org/~blade/fnord/condiments.html
    • Examples/Resources: Periodic Table of Visualization Methods
      • http://www.visual-literacy.org/periodic_table/periodic_table.html
    • Resources: VisualComplexity.com
    • Resources: VisualComplexity.com
    • Resources: FlowingData.com
    • Resources: StrangeMaps
      • http://strangemaps.wordpress.com/
    • Resources: Information Aesthetics
      • http://www.infosthetics.com/
    • Resources: Information Aesthetics
      • http://www.infosthetics.com/
    • Resources: Eager Eyes
      • http://www.eagereyes.org
    • Resources: Mind-mapping.org
    • Resources: NCIBI
      • Collection of life science visualisation tools: http://portal.ncibi.org/gateway/tools.php?category=4&sortedBy=name&order=ASC&suite=false
    • Additional resources
      • Perez, Sarah. The Best Tools for Visualization. March 13, 2008 9:25 AM. http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/the_best_tools_for_visualization.php
      • Data Visualization - Modern Approaches (Smashing Magazine, August 2007): http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2007/08/02/data-visualization-modern-approaches/
    • Trends? Sprint
      • Sprint Widget: http://now.sprint.com/widget/
    • Trends? Google
      • Google: Code: BirdEye: http://code.google.com/p/birdeye/
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      • Discovery - Del.icio.us
        • http://del.icio.us/tags/visualization
        • http://del.icio.us/tags/visualisation
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