The entirety of DIG 210, compressed into four concept maps (click on images for larger view, user arrow keys to navigate through the gallery):
1. How do the different forms of graphs clarify the data?
2. What are the advantages and disadvantages of different graphs?
3. In Force-Directed Diagram, what do the location of each key word mean?
- Why is the text plot shaped the way it is?
- What do the different colors mean?
- Whats the difference between secret and top-secret? How do we distinguish between the two?
1. Why are the telcon and memcon textplots in different shapes?
2. How do you quantify the distance and placement of the different words being used in the textplots?
3. Does this improve the archive if the overall visualization is not easy for someone to comprehend it?
4. What do the lines between words mean?
- How does a database’s visual appeal relate to its argument?
- How does this project inform both historians and the general public?
- To what extent were the visualizations and their shapes a result of your own “tweaking”, and to what extent were they automatically generated by the program?
- How is word spacing determined in the textplots?
- Why? What is the motivation for this project?
- Are the colors in the textplots significant? What do they mean?
Spencer, Brandon, Drew, Max
1. How do we apply these findings to present-day situations?
2. As a historian, did any of the revealed trends surprise you?
3. Why did you choose these particular text mapping visualizations (shape, color, formation)?
What will this network look like if Kaufman’s study is replicated 40 years from now?
Will this network grow (or shrink) at a linear or exponential rate?