Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Visualization Links

Swivel is a Web site for curious people to explore data. They "use farms of powerful computers and algorithms ... to transform a lonely grid of numbers and letters into hundreds - sometimes thousands - of graphs that can be explored and compared with any other public data ... have ratings and comments and publishing shortcuts for bloggers, so folks can share ideas, talk about insights and understand data together ... we transform the sometimes tedious task of reading someone else's spreadsheet into a fun experience of clicking through a Web site full of images, graphs and color."

Gapminder "is a non-profit venture for development and provision of free software that visualize human development. This is done in collaboration with universities, UN organizations, public agencies and non-governmental organizations. The main project during the coming three years is a collaboration with UN Statistic Division with the aim to visualize UN common database..."

The IBM Visual Communication Lab "develop[s] visualization algorithms that help people see and exchange information in novel ways. Our designs aim to transform visualization from a solitary activity into a collaborative one. Some application areas are online discussions, email archives, social networks, software development, and executive decision support tools. By allowing people to observe and orient themselves in complex information landscapes, our inventions enable faster, more insightful decisions."

1 comment:

Brian Mulloy said...

Hi Fred,

Thanks for the post about Swivel.

Swing on by and check it out.

Brian Mulloy
CEO & Cofounder
www.swivel.com