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Category Archives: Information visualization
I had forgotten to post this announcement: Inflo, an online tool to collaboratively construct arguments, is out! Jono Lung, the brains behind the idea and a friend of mine, explains: Inflo is an on-line tool for collaboratively constructing arguments. It’s … Continue reading
You’re probably familiar with Wordle. It’s a neat application that picks up the most common words in a text and arranges them in a pretty word cloud. As a toy, it’s quite fun. But there’s an idea seeping in among … Continue reading
Walk Score is such a nice app: Give it an address and it’ll tell you how walkable it is. Our apartment scores a very decent 83/100: “Very walkable: It’s possible to get by without owning a car.” Yes it is. … Continue reading
As you probably know if you’re keeping in touch with the software engineering research community, there has been plenty of research on conceptual modeling in recent years. Most of it focuses on the creation, refinement, and formalization of modeling languages … Continue reading
This map from webcomic xkcd is absolutely cool: Among my favourite bits: The sunken island of Usenet, the small “Attractive MySpace Pages” peninsula in proportion to the huge MySpace kingdom, and how the Bay of Angst shores on Xanga and … Continue reading
This web application may become quite cool given enough time. Enter an address, or ask for directions as you would to Google Maps, and you get photographs of the area or route of your result. The interface of the beta … Continue reading
Over at Lost Garden, Danc has a series of beautiful illustrations of software project lifecycles, focused on the gaming industry. The accompanying discussion is certainly worth a read too.