I'm working on possible visualizations for a large taxonomy my company
uses to describe our products. To give a quick example, say we sell
watches. There are lots of possible "facets" like brand, size, material,
etc. Each of the facets have values, so the brand facet would have
values like fossil, rolex, etc. Many people across the company can add
descriptive data about a product as it moves through our supply chain.
There is also a smaller set of users who manage this taxonomy. Those
people need to create, manage and view what we're calling
"dependencies". This is where my visualization challenge is.
A dependency in this case means "the selection of one facet value can
change the possible values of another facet". What my team is trying to
do is to come up with a visualization that will allow a user to interact
with a large data set easily and view the various relationships between
facets as well as established dependencies.
I'm having a very tough time finding any research or examples for a
situation like this. Can anyone help? I hope I've done a decent job
explaining the situation.