About this Blogsphere:

This blogsphere attempts to capture, catalog and share resources relating to visual perception of information. It is about a world mostly dealing with Physical (Touch, Taste, See/Sight, Smell and Hear) and sometimes Metaphysical (and that is none-of-the-above category). Physical, for instance, touch (e.g., feel, felt, found), look and visualization, is here with an attempt to combine verbal, vocal and visual--to synchronously see, hear, share and do much more. Interestingly, in order to visualize one does not need special skills, competencies, etc. It is all about common sense, especially with human visualizations. In short, "information is in the eye of the beholder." Continue reading much more all-ado-about this Blogosphere

Akbani is a Cutchi Memon family name.

August 24, 2006

Tactile and Virtual - Sense and Essense of Books

If, for the philosopher, existence precedes essence, and choice precedes being, for the bibliophile, the tactile always precedes the virtual. It is no wonder that people print out emails that are important to them. The physicality of paper is a more certain hedge against mortality than pixels on a screen.

The presence of a beloved book in our hands has no virtual equivalent. It should not come as a surprise, according to one study, that depression levels rise with the more time people spend chatting online. continue reading: Now, We're Just Like Them By William H. Wisner — August 15, 2006

See my article on Virtual librarianship

Technocrati tags:
virtual libraries
Traditional libraries
Paperless society

August 16, 2006

Surf Maps: Visualising Web Browsing

An Atlas of Cyberspaces - Surf Maps:
Visualising Web Browsing

An atlas of maps and graphic representations of the geographies of the new electronic territories of the Internet, WWW and other emerging Cyberspaces."

Contents include:
| Introduction | Whats New | Conceptual | Artistic | Geographic | Cables & Satellites | Traceroutes | Census | Topology | Info Maps | Info Landscapes | Info Spaces | ISP Maps | Weather Maps | Wireless | Web Site Maps | Surf Maps | MUDs & Virtual Worlds | Historical |
See also:
  • Squint-free web-browsing, at Teblog, David Tebbutt on cooperation, collaboration and communication
  • “visual search” @ Pixsy Corporation

    Technocrati Tags: Surfing

    Googling for more sites

  • August 12, 2006

    Visualizing Words by Colors, Alphabets and Design

    In the following are two dimensions of visualizing the Alphabets. First, by color (Addled Librarian for this link) and second by images (courtesy Flickr)

    Color Code: A Color Portrait of the English Language

    "An interactive map of more than 33,000 words; each word has been assigned a color based on the average color of images found by a search engine. The words are then grouped by meaning, and the resulting patterns form an atlas of our lexicon."

  • Alphabet Mosaics at Flickr
  • A is for... (Flickr alphabet)

  • Alphabet Sentence thingy
    Just post one sentence at a time and it has to begin the the next number in the alphabet. (I'll make one starting with A, the next person B, etc.) When we've done all 26 letters (or however many are in the language you speak), we'll, how about, It starts with one letter and ends with the next? ok here we go.

  • Spell with Flickr

    My previous post on Word and Numbers:
  • Scientists study Christie success - Quantification to see true color of words
  • Lulu Book Title Analyzer - Another perspective for the visualizers
  • August 07, 2006

    DontClick.it - Web Usability Visualized

    dontclick.it - Institute for Interactive Research

    "Navigate the Web in a different way..." Thanks The Addled Librarian for this link.

    Here's a bit more info on the site:
    The site's technology also allows the developers to keep statistics that will inform them about how many users can actually resist clicking while visiting the site.
    "We do not only record the site visits. With every visit the first click that happened will be recorded as well. The relationship between these two numbers tells us, whether people can resist to click within this interface, or, if they just click the next thing that looks like a button because they are determined by their clicking habits."
    Check it out, and see how long you can resist the temptation not to click. Thanks to Capulet Communications for this visualization

    See also:

  • Usability In The News: DONTCLICK.IT: What a clever idea. A never click your mouse interface. But what happens when you are trying to select an item out of a list? ...
  • Dontclick.it: Demonstrating an alternative web user interface ... Alex Frank's dontclick.it site demonstrates a mouseless user interface. The site requires Flash (you'll quickly see why this is so).
    I got the hang of the "clickless" navigation straight away. But, boy, does it feel weird. Alex's design demonstrates that some aspects of HCI interaction have become very, very deeply embedded ...

  • NB: This is not Mouseless Browsing It is all about navigating with a click-free concept.

    August 04, 2006

    Market Visualization Software - Its for free

    What's making news now:

    Free OS Visualization software from Microsoft Virtual PC 2004 and ...
    The OS Virtualization software Microsoft and WMware now giving away one of its virtualization ... The WMware is the market leader for OS Visualization. ... Plus more both download software is old version. but worth for try it out if you ... continue reading

    See also: my previous post
  • information visualization and its applications, + a growing base in all areas of life, business, etc.
  • God.com: Web Analytics Series no.2
  • Beliefnet.com: Web Analytics Series no.1
  • Market Research Resources via Libraries
  • Business of Blogging Report 2006
  • First Impressions Last - Webmetrics visualized

    Technocrati tags:
    Blogs: Market Visualization