Visualization of what data represents

27 Mar 2009 - 2:16pm
5 years ago
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Phillip Hunter
2006

I know there has been much discussion about data visualization here,
but I ran into a need this week to represent not the data, but rather
what makes up the data. I.e., data point combinations or collections
of processes that produce the information that we are looking at.
The goal being to help understand which data is truly meaningful in
the context of discussion and for decision-making.

Does anyone have any tips or examples to point to? A colleague and I
quickly took a basic app work-flow in powerpoint and overlaid shapes
to group points and processes, but I found this crude and
non-scalable.

Ideas?

ph

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27 Mar 2009 - 2:42pm
Nasir Barday
2006

Perhaps I'm oversimplifying, but how about UML?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unified_Modeling_Language

- Nasir

2 Apr 2009 - 1:28am
Pelin Atasoy
2008

Hi Phillip,
I see that you don't have much time but may be a quick look into these links
can be a inspirational.
this is a site where you can find some relevant information:
http://www.dmoz.org/Reference/Knowledge_Management/Knowledge_Discovery/Information_Visualization//

another resource would be:

http://visualthinkmap.ning.com/

I hope this mail is not too late and would help :)

Pelin ATASOY

PhD Student, Research Assistant
Middle East Technical University
Faculty of Architecture
Department of Industrial Design
www.id.metu.edu.tr

METU-BILTIR-UTEST Product Usability Unit
www.utest.metu.edu.tr

tel: +90 312 210 4220

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