Visualizing Ingredient Networks

April 19, 2018 / 0 comments

As someone raised by a chef and cookbook author, I’ve always loved cooking and experimenting with different recipes. So after running into the “Flavor Network and the Principles of Food Pairing” dataset in Jeremy Singer-Vine’s database, I knew I had to try to analyze the network myself. This visualization was intended as an ingredient exploratory…

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From Treemaps to Network Graphs: Further Visualizations of Hierarchical Relationships in The Art Genome Project

April 19, 2018 / 0 comments

Introduction This report explores categorical and hierarchical data from The Art Genome Project, Artsy’s ongoing study into the characteristics and connections between artists and artworks, using Gephi, an open-source network analysis and visualization software. The goal of the resulting network visualization is to graphically represent abstract information hierarchies, providing a shared point of reference for…

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Info Vis Lab 4: Gephi

April 19, 2018 / 0 comments

The primary goal of this lab was to become familiar with Gephi, especially its quick save feature. The data I used is from Big Allied and Dangerous (BAAD), a project that “focuses on creation and maintenance of a comprehensive database of terrorist organizational characteristics.” The data includes 395 distinct terrorist groups that perpetrated at least…

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Planting Companion🌱

April 19, 2018 / 0 comments

Introduction After the introduction to networked data left my head spinning, the question of finding a dataset that I would understand became the task at hand. I began the lab with a dataset available on Gephi’s website as a sample datasets; one that looked at the Marvel’s Social Network. Having recently seen Black Panther, I…

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Revisiting the Paston Letters Network

April 19, 2018 / 0 comments

Figure 1 The Pastons were a gentry family that lived in the village of Paston in Norfolk, England, during the fifteenth century. Their letter and document collection, which dates between 1422 and 1509, provides valuable evidence of land struggles, wealth acquisition, love interests, and family crises that the Pastons encountered during this time (The British…

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Visualizing Social Networks of of Schoolboys, Prison Inmates, and Dolphins using Gephi

April 18, 2018 / 0 comments

Gephi is a tool for analyzing and visualizing graph data. Using layout algorithms and statistics functions, the user may identify patterns in networks and generate statistical metrics to further understand how individual entities (nodes) are connected (by edges) to one another. I worked with several small data sets to explore Gephi and experiment with network…

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Gephi Lab: 19th Century Social Network

April 18, 2018 / 0 comments

Introduction Visualizing social networks can help to visualize the processes of social life. This includes this formation of communities, the transfer of ideas, the spread of diseases, and the ways in which people connect to places, institutions, and each other. This lab assignment asked students to create a network visualization using Gephi, an open source…

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Gephi Lab: A 19th Century The Social Network

April 18, 2018 / 0 comments

Intro I have chosen to represent one of the original documentations of a social network, created in Germany by the teacher Johannes Delitsch of an all boys 4th grade class in 1880/81. Delitsch documented the social connections and relationships between the 53 boys in his class, “he wanted to understand why and between whom friendship…

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Network Visualization and Analysis for the Domestic Airlines

April 15, 2018 / 0 comments

Introduction Sometimes it might be more helpful to visualize the data by revealing their patterns and trends. Gephi is a great tool for exploring and visualizing large network graphs. In this lab, Gephi was used to create a visualization graph that could analysis the data of the domestic airlines by highlighting the travelling paths and…

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Mapping the social structure of dolphins using Gephi

April 14, 2018 / 0 comments

Introduction My original idea to test the network graphing tool, Gephi, was to create a family map using the notoriously complicated cast of the ABC show, Once Upon a Time. However, that dream was quickly crushed when I failed to find a fan-made data set of the cast members, and now I am considering making…

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Gephi: Letter Exchanges Across Europe

April 13, 2018 / 0 comments

Introduction: Big data sets of social networks can be analyzed and viewed in different perspectives through visualization programs such as Gephi. Being an open-source tool, it is accessible and free for public use. Its functions include “exploring, analyzing, spatializing, filtering, clustering, manipulating and exporting”[1] data sets. Its “flexible architecture” can detect patterns and help users gather…

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Design Story: Intreprid Sea, Air & Space Museum Website

April 12, 2018 / 0 comments

Design Story for the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum   Group: Arushi, Julie, Alexa, Krissy. The Challenge: Our group had the opportunity to reimagine a new website for the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Complex. The goal was to research users and analyze content to create a prototype we feel best serves the…

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Design Story: Chimera Calendar App

April 12, 2018 / 0 comments

By Kristen Droesch & Lily Martin, Spring 2017 For our Advanced UX Design course, we were charged with developing and prototyping a new calendar system. We kicked off our project by selecting the user group we were most interested in designing for, eventually settling on arts and media freelancers. To boil down the essential needs…

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A Redesign Proposal for the Voorheesville Public Library Website

April 12, 2018 / 0 comments

In order to propose a redesign for the Voorheesville Public Library’s website, we conducted a user-centered review, test, and analysis of the information architecture and interactive design of the site. It appeared to be clogged with duplicated content in an overly complex structure, and was not adapted for mobile. Our goals were to conduct research…

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Our Streets, Our Stories: A Case Study

April 12, 2018 / 0 comments

The Concept Our Streets, Our Stories is an ongoing oral history project run by the Brooklyn Public Library. The program aims to collect the personal stories of community residents throughout Brooklyn neighborhoods through recorded interviews. As an Our Streets, Our Stories volunteer responsible for conducting interviews, I initially set out to design a web-based solution…

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iSo Tones: A Case Study

April 12, 2018 / 0 comments

iSo Tones is a mobile music app for students, instructors, and music enthusiasts. It isolates and plays back the different layers of a track. The app also allows users to record themselves singing, or playing, whatever a particular layer and send that recording to friends and instructors for feedback. Initial Research: User Groups After conducting…

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Design Story: FUBU (For Users, By Users)

April 12, 2018 / 0 comments

About the Project This project was done in Pratt Institute’s Information Architecture and Interaction Design taught by Craig MacDonald. For this project, my group and I were given the task of redesigning the information architecture for Sesame Workshop (www.sesameworkshop.org) that would make the site’s interface much more user friendly, increasing its usability through improvements of…

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Design Story: The Intrepid Museum

April 12, 2018 / 0 comments

About the Project We were tasked with completely redesigning the Intrepid Museum’s website. After some research, we found the current site to be severely lacking in its ability to be aesthetically pleasing while providing users with easy access to information. Current Intrepid Home Page My Role One of the main roles I took on in…

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Queens Historical Society: A Case Study

April 12, 2018 / 0 comments

For over fifty years, the Queens Historical Society (QHS) has been actively celebrating and preserving the heritage and history of Queens, New York through educational programs, exhibitions, and its public repository of archival collections and sources.  The QHS website is a key vehicle for communicating their mission to the widest audience possible, yet their message…

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Design Story: Queens Historical Society

April 12, 2018 / 0 comments

Queens Historical Society   About the Project At the beginning of the semester we were broken up into groups and asked to tackle redesigning the Queens Historical Society website. In my group, each of us identify key issues within the website, these key issues helped us design a more friendly website using the following procedure….

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