Issue No. 06 - November/December (2007 vol. 13)
Fernanda B. Viegas , IEEE Computer Society
Frank van Ham , IEEE Computer Society
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.
Visualization, World Wide Web, Social Software, Social Data Analysis, Communication-Minded Visualization.
F. van Ham, M. McKeon, F. B. Viegas, M. Wattenberg and J. Kriss, "ManyEyes: a Site for Visualization at Internet Scale," in IEEE Transactions on Visualization & Computer Graphics, vol. 13, no. , pp. 1121-1128, 2007.