PivotPaths: a Fluid Exploration of Interlinked Information Collections

PivotPaths: a Fluid Exploration of Interlinked Information Collections

From Information Aesthetics:

PivotPaths [mariandoerk.de], developed by Marian Dörk and several academic collaborators, is an interactive visualization for exploring the interconnections between multiple resources. In its current demo rendition, the visualization is linked to an academic publication database, so one can filter for a specific research keyword or the name of an academic researcher.

PivotPaths was particularly designed in such a way that it should encourage users to “take a stroll” in terms of interacting with the information and serendipitously discovering patterns that are worthwhile. PivotPaths took its name through its prominent use of “pivot operations”: lightweight interaction techniques that trigger gradual and animated transitions between views.

More detailed information can be found here. PivotPaths was today presented at the IEEE Infovis 2012 conference in Seattle.

See the original post for the image that I mistook for a presentation from a topic map.

The need for information navigation has increased since the start of ISO 13250 and continues to do so.

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