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.

October 27, 2007

Blog Copying Visualized

NB. Copying and reproducing with permission, is one--I try my best to follow this path. But, do so without any permission, is another and concerns many in the blogosphere--see links, below, many bloggers are discussing this issue. I am not sure if RSS feeds' or any other feeds allow you go on with this for ever (without you noticing, or being aware)?

I googled, and the result of this search was astonishing (because my Blog's content was simply being reproduced word-by-word @ www.visualizationblog.net) And, the author / owner is replaced by: Written by admin on October 5th, 2007:

Information Visualization: Thought-of-the-Day - The Intelligent Metadata approach to ...
..akbani.blogspot.com/2007/08/thought-of-day-intelligent-metadata.html - 40k - Cached - Similar pages - Note this

Thought-of-the-Day - The Intelligent Metadata approach to ... - 9:12pm
Thought-of-the-Day - The Intelligent Metadata approach to information virtualization … The Intelligent Metadata approach to information virtualization ...www.visualizationblog.net/.../ - 18k - Cached - Similar pages - Note this

Much more...
The Human Mind: What Gives? (10.5.2007)
http://www.visualizationblog.net/2007/10/04/square-pie.../ (10.4.2007)
Visual Design as an Information Design tool (10.4.2007)
http://www.visualizationblog.net/2007/10/04/information-visualization.../ (10.4.2007)
Converting Browsers Into Buyers — Know Your Ecommerce Math (10.4.2007)
Visual immersion using Web Analytics (10.4.2007)
Don’t Make Me Think! Just use the Microsoft Expression (10.4.2007)
Browse articles visually with WikiMindMap (10.4.2007)
IEEE InfoVis 2007 (10.2.2007)

See whois www.visualizationblog.net

And, a reverse IP (@ whois shows, the possibility of at least 134 Websites / bloggers getting equal treatment....): Reverse IP: 134 other sites hosted on this server.

See also: What is Plagiarism? Don't Know, Click here or read here: "Passing off someone's work as your own is known as plagiarism. Individuals who plagiarize material deliberately are committing an illegal act and it is unethical at best! It's ok to use pictures and paraphrase text but be sure to cite the source of your information. Thank you. (Info from http://www.personal.psu.edu/)"

Bloggers Concerns:

October 14, 2007

Visualising Complexity & KM Communications Strategy: Mind maps

PS. The following info. is from Green Chameleon and Straits Knowledge Website.

For those interested in visualisation of complex information, or the visual power of mapping networks, here’s a wonderful resource unearthed by my iKMS colleague Kong Heng Sun.

This concept map catalogues all the elements of a KM communications strategy that we’ve found useful, with some ideas for messages, media and audiences. Download the pdf version formatted for A3 size printing for easier reading!

October 10, 2007

Web Analytics and Qualitative Insight: Listen.See.Smell.Taste.Touch

PS. In the following is an attempt by an expert to demystify Web Analytics. While most often heard is why or the quantitative and that which tends to excite, herein is what or the qualitative insight--i.e., the other side of the coin.

"2 Simple Steps to Finding Your Website's Voice" @
GrokDotCom: byHolly Buchanan

Posted in Branding and Advertising Rants | Persuasive Online Copywriting | Articles | Persuasive Copywriting | Customer Experience | Copywriting | Relationship Building

"When you have a conversation with a human being (as opposed to having a conversation with a cat, which if you've ever owned one, you know how well that goes) you get a sense of that person's personality. The clothes they wear, their tone of voice, how they move, the words they use - all of this gives you insight into who the person is.

Every website visit is a conversation. Think about it. The web is an interactive medium. Every time you click you ask a question. You interact with the company or brand. What kind of answers are you getting? Do you get a sense of whom you are talking to? Do you have any sense of who the company/brand is?

I'm hearing a resounding answer of, "Not so much."

Your design, images, and copy all combine to convey your company or brand's personality. Of all of these, I would argue that copy is perhaps the most important element for conveying your website's personality or voice. As a copywriter, there are two things you must do:

1 - Have a clear understanding of your personality, brand or voice
2 - Convey that personality, brand or voice to your audience

Here are suggestions for how to accomplish this.

Step One: How to clarify your company's personality, brand or voice ...

Step Two: How to convey that voice in your copy ...

click here and continue reading

October 01, 2007

IEEE InfoVis 2007

October 28 - October 30, 2007

Join us Sunday, October 28, through Tuesday, October 30, 2007, in conjunction with the IEEE Visualization 2007 Conference and IEEE VAST 2007 Symposium in Sacramento, California.

The conference program is now set. Please click here for a schedule of conference events.

Keynote and Capstone speakers set. Two dynamic invited speakers, Matthew Ericson of the New York Times (IEEE InfoVis keynote) and Stephen Few of Perceptual Edge (combined IEEE InfoVis capstone/IEEE VAST capstone) will be presenting talks.

click here for more info