Category Archives: Search

Visualizing with Texture: Lessons from Puzzles

Over the holidays, we put out a couple jigsaw puzzles, to solve collaboratively or otherwise take a break from holiday mayhem. These are big puzzles, we did a 2000 piece cartoon puzzle and a 1000 piece photograph puzzle. With such … Continue reading

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Building a Better Table of Contents

As I near the completion of my thesis, I find it challenging to navigate through 250 pages of prose and remember where certain arguments or certain pieces of evidence are located; or challenging to get a broad overview of the … Continue reading

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Noticing a Difference vs. Decoding

I’ve had a number of papers rejected where I’ve varied multiple (font) attributes within a single visualization – jump ahead to fig. 6 for an example. There are members in the visualization community and the typography community who have reservations about … Continue reading

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Text Visualization and Search

When considering text visualization or visual text analytics, search has to be considered a significant application. Tag clouds originated as a form of faceted search. What is search? But first, take a step back and consider what search really is. I … Continue reading

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