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.

September 20, 2013

Data exploration through visualisation

Alternative ways to look at  data, interesting approach:

Data exploration through visualisation Posted by Ben O'Steen

Extract: The impact that a thoughtful visualisation has cannot be underestimated. However, it's easy to forget how tremendously useful they are for understanding your own data, before you even know what you have.... 
The questions "Is there...?" and "What if...?" drive the exploration of data. Often, these questions are best answered by creating something in reply: "This is what it looks like in that context." This can be as simple as creating a chart from a spreadsheet, or pulling out all the key words and phrases and putting them all together on a single page. There are also a number of tools that will take structured data and provide different ways to examine them.
Info courtesy: © The British Library`s Digital scholarship blog 

On the same shelf: 

September 16, 2013

THE OTHER SEVEN WONDERS by Joy Garrison Wasson

 "...originally told by Joy Garrison Wasson. She taught English in Muncie, Indiana for over thirty years.  She died on October 15, 2009, after a long illness. She was only 62."  Source:  [http://philipchircop.wordpress.com], and  @ Early To Rise, read his excellent narrative, please
Image courtesy: Mrs Tattoodle

See also:
  • The ‘Seven Wonders of the World’ @ Revering the Universe. Caring for Nature. Celebrating Life. World Pantheist Movement!, www.pantheism.net  

September 15, 2013

Mapping the Important Things @ Librarian Design Share

PS: How to visualize a library floor plan, aka mapping the library design. Here is one excellent visualization of the mindmap:

Mapping the Important Things
  • The “Before” — Original St. Francis College Library Map  
  • New St. Francis College Library Map — Front 
  • New St. Francis College Library Map — Back
  • Map Key (Subject by call number and color)

On the same shelf:
  • UNH School of Law library: Floor plan
  • Queens University Floor Plan Tour
  • University of Toronto Virtual Tour
  • Library Tour @ Seneca
  • Better by Design: An Introduction to Planning and Designing a New Library Building
    Ayub Khan
  • Designing a School Library Media Center for the Future
    Rolf Erikson
  • Checklist of Library Building Design Considerations
    William W. Sannwald
  •   The Library of Congress: The Art and Architecture of the Thomas Jefferson Building
    John Y. Cole
  • Transforming Libraries, Building Communities: The Community-Centered Library
    Julie Biando Edwards
  • The Academic Library Building in the Digital Age: A Study of Construction, Planning, and Design of New Library Space
    Christopher Stewart
  • Creating the Customer-Driven Library: Building on the Bookstore Model
    Jeannette A. Woodward
  • September 08, 2013

    Google semantic search -- Visualizing Searchability and Findability: from You to U

    One needs to be clear about the terms semantic Web, and semantic search (see the distinction pulished in 2013 Search Engine Journal). In the context of semantic search, a question is worth asking: Is Google as a search engine running out of innovation, visualized through a very slow development of the search techniques (two news stories from the years 2009 and 2013 are below) and what is also seen below as the discussions on the subject? Is this then leading to other competitors, such as TechScour For Internet Publishers, to help search and find what you need when you need???? The answer is awaited.

    2013: Google overhauls dictionary as part of project to revolutionise search, Wired UK

    2009: "You may have heard that Google is joining the race for the semantic search engine. Semantic search is the capability for a computer to understand what you're searching for based on the meaning behind your words instead of just pulling out keyword-based results. Google is up against a wide range of competitors for the semantic crown including newcomers Kumo, Microsoft's upcoming redesign of Live Search, and Wolfram Alpha-a search engine making some outlandish and unverifiable claims. ... Google is still the same old Google and an excellent first stop for finding information. However, Google is flying the semantic search flag without really delivering a noticeably different experience. If semantic is the future of search, then Google has a long way to go." Google's New Semantic Search: A Test, PCWorld