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This project explores how data visualization techniques can be used to display the contents of library catalogues, creating a new way of searching for information. The first part of this project uses The St Bride Library catalogue as a subject to develop a visual system that can be applied to any other library using a similar classification system. The final design displays the libraries classification hierarchy and the volume of information held on each subject within the classification system. The screen-based outcome of this project is a prototype of an interactive tool/website that enables users to compare library catalogues and discover which libraries hold the most items on a given subject by comparing their library spot size. <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
Truthy is a system to analyze and visualize the diffusion of information on Twitter. The Truthy system evaluates thousands of tweets an hour to identify new and emerging bursts of activity around memes of various flavors. The data and statistics provided by Truthy are designed to aid in the study of social epidemics: How do memes propagate through the Twittersphere?
Since 1950, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is mandated with the coordination of aid and assistance for refugees worldwide. According to its self-description, its primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees. Over 6,000 people in more than 110 countries work for the UNHCR. Founded in 1951 as a means to assist the more than one million people who were still uprooted after World War II, the agency's mandate covered about 10 million refugees in 2009. This visualization attempts to give a comprehensive overview of the phenomenon of flight and expulsion, an ongoing issue of global scale and extreme complexity. Based on the annual UNHCR Refugee Report , the application allows views from different perspectives on the extensive dataset, highlighting different aspects.
revisit is a real–time visualization of twitter messages (tweets) around a specific topic. You can create your own twitter wall at a conference or an ambient display at your company or whatever use you come up with. In contrast to other twitter stream tools, it provides a sense of the temporal dynamics in the twitter stream, and emphasizes the conversational threads established by retweets and @replies. revisit aligns all twitter messages for your search terms along a timeline.