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Issue No.06 - November/December (2007 vol.13)
pp: 1121-1128
Fernanda B. Viegas , IEEE Computer Society
Frank van Ham , IEEE Computer Society
ABSTRACT
We describe the design and deployment of Many Eyes, a public web site where users may upload data, create interactive visualizations, and carry on discussions. The goal of the site is to support collaboration around visualizations at a large scale by fostering a social style of data analysis in which visualizations not only serve as a discovery tool for individuals but also as a medium to spur discussion among users. To support this goal, the site includes novel mechanisms for end-user creation of visualizations and asynchronous collaboration around those visualizations. In addition to describing these technologies, we provide a preliminary report on the activity of our users.
INDEX TERMS
Visualization, World Wide Web, Social Software, Social Data Analysis, Communication-Minded Visualization.
CITATION
Fernanda B. Viegas, Martin Wattenberg, Frank van Ham, Jesse Kriss, Matt McKeon, "ManyEyes: a Site for Visualization at Internet Scale", IEEE Transactions on Visualization & Computer Graphics, vol.13, no. 6, pp. 1121-1128, November/December 2007, doi:10.1109/TVCG.2007.70577
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