These heat map visualization videos use Gazepoint Eye Tracker software in the AMP Lab to analyze eye movements while reading. The first video is the visualization of the reading of one of the pages of ‘The Killing Joke’ by Alan Moore and Brian Bolland. It tracks the eye movements of our AMP Lab assistant, Rachel Hartnett.
The second video is a visualization of the reading of an illustrated adaptation of “The Jabberwocky” by Lewis Carroll. It tracks the eye movements of Dr. Lisa Swanstrom.
Klynt is “an interactive editing and publishing application dedicated to creative storytellers.” It’s most important features include: a visual storyboard, mixed media editing, photoshop file imports, cloud video plugins, a custom menu with Google Maps, a responsive mini player, detailed analytics, and the ability to share your project through various social media networks (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Tumblr). A 14-day free trial of the application is available, as well as reduced pricing for students and educators.
Odyssey is a free and simple way for users to tell interactive map-based stories. Users can download a local copy of their project or or use the embed code to share it on their website.
Timeline is a free web widget that allows users to visual temporal data by creating interactive timelines.
Timeine JS is “an open-source tool that enables anyone to build visually rich, interactive timelines.” Users can make these timelines in 4 simple steps: add dates, text, and media links to a pre-set google spreadsheet; publish the spreadsheet to the web; copy/paste the spreadsheet’s url to their generator; and embed the code they give you to your website.
Students in Florida Atlantic University’s ENC 1101 classes in the Fall 2014 semester will read the articles “Visible Man: Ethics in a World Without Secrets” by Peter Singer and “Kiki Kannibal: The Girl Who Played With Fire” by Sabrina Rubin Erdely. These texts further the semester-long discusssion of technology and the potential misuse that comes with it.
Our AMP Lab Assistant, Rachel Hartnett, created a word cloud for both of these articles to assist instructors using Wordle. The word clouds will illustrate to the students a visual representation of the text; the words that are used the most are the largest and are therefore of the most importance.
You can view the full size word clouds by clicking on the smaller versions below:
Computer World maintains a chart of more than 30 data visualization and analysis tools. Each tool is listed with a category, the platforms that support it, and the skill level needed to use the tool.
Visual-Literacy.org has compiled a Periodic Table of Visualization Methods.
However, EagerEyes.org has posted a scathing critique of using the Periodic Table as a way of illustrating visualization methods.
Sentiment Analysis provides a live demo for predicting the sentiment of movie reviews. It does so by considering the overall negative or positive meanings of words and the overall sentence structure.
Bookworm is a tool that allows users to track the frequency with which a phrase is used in public domain works over a certain period of time.