Blog Announcement Community ~ gsoc It’s a great news, Gephi has been accepted again for the Google Summer of Code for the 5th year! The program is the best way for students around the world to start contributing to an open-source project. Since 2009, each edition is a great success and dramatically boosted Gephi’s project development. What is Gephi? Networks are everywhere: email systems, financial transaction systems and gene-protein interaction networks are just a few examples. Gephi is a “Photoshop” for graphs: designed to make data navigation and manipulation easy, it covers the entire process from data importing to aesthetics refinements and communication. Gephi’s project aims at providing the perfect tool to visualize and analyze networks. Usability: Easy to install, an UI without scripts and real-time manipulation.Performance: Visualization engine and data structures are built scalable. List of ideas List of ideas are availabe on our wiki. Please also propose your ideas on the forum.
2012 Logo Trends We'll start this trends report—LogoLounge's 10th annual missive—with an admonishment that is repeated each year: If you're searching for how-to information, please stop reading now. In addition, if you anticipate your reaction to reviewing these trends is to dismiss every one of them as yesterday's news, you also may as well walk away right now. There's plenty to be learned here, but you need to be looking for the right thing. After a decade of studying logos from around the world—32,000 alone for this report—I can say with absolute confidence that the true benefit of studying logo design trends is that they invariably identify trajectories. Once you can see the path a trend starts to take, once you can see its arc and velocity, it's very possible for you to know where to take it next. You get to steer. How To Identify a Trend As I review logos that are entered onto the LogoLounge site, three distinct categories start to emerge. Another category is on the opposite side of the universe.
Gephi, an open source graph visualization and manipulation software Visible Map of Knowledge Sought This post was written by Jacob McNulty The New York Times recently published this map which shows data searches where users jumped from journal to journal as part of the knowledge they were seeking. What a great visual of knowledge networks in action… What would a map of your workforce look like as they went after the knowledge they needed to do their job? Many organizations are recognizing that the picture above resembles how work gets done in their workforce and leveraging tools such as social or organizational network analysis and value network analysis to create a strategy to support these knowledge networks as ways of transferring knowledge, improving performance and increasing innovation. ShareThis
Cytoscape: An Open Source Platform for Complex Network Analysis and Visualization Startups, This Is How Design Works – by Wells Riley Venn Templates and Venn Diagram Software - Free and no download required with Gliffy Online A Venn diagram is a simple way to represent the relationships between groups of things with a clear, visual display. Let your ideas overlap In a Venn diagram, large circles represent groups of things with a shared attribute. Areas where these circles overlap represent individuals that belong equally to both groups. For example, a Venn diagram with one circle representing things made with yeast and another representing alcoholic beverages would have an overlapping zone where you could find both beer and wine. Circles in a Venn diagram can overlap partially, overlap completely, or even be totally separate — letting the viewer see the relationship between the groups at a glance. Venn diagrams have many uses: Explaining systems of taxonomy Displaying organizational systems Exploring different classes of items Winning internet arguments Take it on the road Gliffy takes all the work out of creating high-quality diagrams.
Design Thinking Barcelona Data Visualization Review: Gephi, Free Graph Exploration Software I do not often get to play with networks, yet I find them fascinating and full of knowledge gathering potential. The data visualization works of Moritz Stefaner, Jer Thorp, and Mark Lombardi captivate me. I am intrigued by relationships, how we perceive them, and how we can understand them. Gephi, the "Open Graph Viz Platform", is not just for the hobbiest node nerd. So what is Gephi capable off? Gephi interface displaying airline traffic data. Pros — Options! Cons — Interface is a bit cluttered. Main interface displaying the Diseasome data. Review Overall, Gephi is a useful and interesting tool. There are some plugins available for Gephi that extend the functionality. The only thing keeping Gephi from being a professional grade tool is its bugginess and lack of documentation. Graph of Minard's data using Gephi and the GeoLayout plugin. For the Purists Gephi is a purist's delight. Two nerdy charts of network statistics that Gephi will output.
The difference between a UX Designer and UI Developer « Melbourne, as in the city. I’ve recently found myself trying to explain the difference between the skills I bring to a project as a UX Designer and why I’m not able to cover the role of a dedicated UI Developer. There is of course a necessary overlap between the skills-sets in these roles, which is a good thing. And some individuals have a broader coverage of skills than others. However, people outside of these roles don’t always appreciate the specialist skills and focus that is required to work within them. This as simply as I can describe the different skills required for each role: User Experience (UX) Designer = Research + DesignUI Developer = Design + HTML/CSS/JSApplication Developer = Back-End coding + HTML/CSS/JS etc. As much as I’ve tried to avoid it, I just haven’t been able to prevent myself from creating a Venn diagram to visualise this. These different combinations of skills bring with them a different perspective and focus on what each person does. Breaking down Design further Like this: Like Loading...
Peltier Tech Blog Constable Henry: Just a moment, sir. I know everyone in this neighborhood, but I’ve never seen your face before. Can you account for yourself? Freddy: Yes, I am Dr. by The FrankensTeam This guest post is from the E90E50 FrankensTeam, i.e., Roberto Mensa, Kris Szabó, and Gábor Madács. While I was reading Jon’s work using VBA Approaches to Plotting Gaps in Excel Charts I started to think, because I felt there had to be another solution which was waiting to be discovered… Jon provided two different VBA routines as a solution for the problem: one changes the chart series formatting, the other changes the underlying data. Some time ago I realized that it is possible to use union of ranges in chart series. Now, a few months later, thinking about the gap problem… Eureka! The union of separate ranges could be a solution, especially if we can build it up using the UDF within a named formula! Let us explain how it could work. The series formula of the chart looks like: =SERIES("ref to rng",,line_chart!
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