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Visualisation rather than text

From: Brian Kelly <lisbk@ukoln.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 25 Oct 2000 12:10:34 -0000
Message-ID: <20d701c03e7c$945418a0$3c92268a@ukoln.ac.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
I've recently come across Webbrain at http://www.webbrain.com/

This provides a 3D visualisation of search categories (it provides a front
end to the DMoz open source directory).

In the light of recent discussions about the need for visualisation in
certain areas and for certain categories of users, I wondered how this
fitted in.

The Windows (or Mac) desktop is another example of a graphical metaphor.

A colleague of mine came across these other visualisation products --  the
demos are site-specific rather than web-wide.

    from Inxight:
http://www.inxight.com/products_wb/table_lens_web/tl_web_demos.html
Table Lens

http://www.inxight.com/products_wb/ht_server/ht_server_demos.html
Hyperbolic Tree (also see their own site map)

    from Plumb Design:
http://www.plumbdesign.com/projects/thinkmap.html
about Thinkmap

http://millennium.sonymusic.com/
example on Sony site (clues: the expand "button" in the lower right corner
is a toggle, the horizonal text line that builds up to the left of it allows
you to return to places you have been)

http://www.plumbdesign.com/thesaurus/
kind of fun to play with

Any thoughts on these types of services?

ta

brian
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Brian Kelly
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University of Bath
BATH
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Email: B.Kelly@ukoln.ac.uk
Phone: (+44) 1225 323943
Received on Wednesday, 25 October 2000 07:11:48 GMT

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