Archive for the ‘Webscience’ Category

Dancing with Data

Last Sunday I gave a small workshop at the MapBox office, where I showed new findings I’ve discovered while working on my last visualization project. We turned a collection of countries into a dance of dots, each dot referring to a country in the collection. In other words: We created a simple animated Scatterplot.

In search of a suitable object model for describing charts

When looking at various charting libraries I usually see the developers using concepts like Series, Categories, Axis, etc.
For some reason I’ve always had troubles wrapping my head around those concepts in order to ‘think’ in those terms.

Motion Tweening for Processing.js

Creating animations in Processing.js can be a quite hard and repetitive job. Having a simple library for animating graphical objects probably makes the ambitious animator’s life easier.

Visualizing the Semantic Web

It’s been almost one year since I finished my bachelor thesis “Information Visualization in the Semantic Web”. Still being an abstract and scientific topic, the Semantic Web needs tools for the masses to get going. While looking for the best tools out there, I discovered various visualization techniques that can be applied on structured (semantic) data.