BibleViz // Main view for Cross-reference

BibleViz was a project by a protestant pastor and Chris Harrison, Assistant Professor of Human-Computer Interaction at Carnegie Mellon University, and contains three different visualizations dealing with the cross-references in the bible, relations between people and places and distribution of people and places throughout the bible. These different topics lead to an arc, a map and an interesting pattern.

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Past Visions

With “Past Visions” Frederick William IV of Prussia’s drawings are available for exploration through time and tag words. Three different modes of view invite a visual play with the different relations between the drawings that are accompanied by detailed descriptions and research reports. The visualization was created in 2016 as part of the research project »VIKUS – Visualising Cultural Collections« at the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam and is available in German and English.

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We Feel Fine

We Feel Fine, established in 2005, is a large-scale exploration of human emotion displayed on international weblogs. If the system tracks the phrase “I feel” or “I am feeling”, it records the full sentence, and classifies that emotion. Additional age, gender, and geographical location of the author as well as the local weather conditions at the time the sentence was written are collected.

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The Bohemian Bookshelf

The project The Bohemian Bookshelf is exploring serendipitous book discoveries through information visualization. The visualization is either for libraries or for book stores. The prototype was developed in 2012 by Alice Thudt (University of Munich), Uta Hinrichs and Sheelagh Carpendale (both University of Calgary).

With the help of five interlinked visualizations the user got multiple visual access points into the collection. The visualization uses timelines, a color grid of the book covers, different displays of text (keyword chain, author spiral). The prototype wants to encourage the serendipity as an important factor in information seeking or even research and also wants to trigger the curiosity of the users.

Take a look at the project paper here.