… visualizing your tags :)
The “Tagging” book by Gene Smith is out. I am still awaiting a paper copy, but had a chance to look at the online version already. It looks really comprehensive, concise and covering all important tagging concepts. Which is not easy for such a moving target topic.
Besides, my elastic tag maps visualization is featured on p.102f. Nice!
I would like to make you aware of the workshop of interest for anybody into faceted search and related topics:
Torino, Italy, September 1–5, 2008 (in conjunction with DEXA 2008)
Submission of papers: 15 March 2008 Notification of acceptance: 20 April 2008 Camera-ready copies: 15 May 2008
I read into Yuri Engelhardt’s dissertation “The Language of Graphics”, and I think it is a fantastic piece of work. As the title suggests, the thesis suggests a linguistically motivated approach to the analysis of graphics: based from a syntactical analysis of space, objects and their relations, Engelhardt classifies and exemplifies different types of syntactic structures in which graphical objects can be arranged in order to convey meaning. → read more
My thesis was awarded a price for the best Masters Thesis at our university. Although the competition was not that large, I am proud nevertheless. I should be pretty much unstoppable now :)
Much too late, but better than never: I attended the lovely FIND07 workshop in Regensburg, presenting my work on the Elastic Lists. In the beginning, I felt a bit weird at the conference, being the only designer in sight, but the workshop itself was pretty inspiring and maybe also fruitful for the future.
So special thanks and greetings to
- Giovanni M. Sacco for the pioneering work, and the kind organization and introduction to the workshop
- Sébastien Ferré for reminding me of formal concept analysis again, and the very interesting Camelis tool
- Yannis Tzitzikas for the very interesting talk and the “negotiation approach” to taxonomy mapping — check You Say… We Say…
On August 1st, a new earthling entered the scene. Sina and I are happy, tired, and –happy.
I will present my Thesis on Tuesday, 17.07.2007, 10.30am at FH Potsdam, Pappelallee 8–9, Building 5, Room 2.13.
Everybody’s invited to come!
Yes, it’s done.
Check back, there might be more updates (especially for Konduit) over the next couple of weeks, as I am preparing my final presentation.
And other than that, this blog will, of course, go on, with more visualization and interaction pieces, critiques and discoveries.