Chatterprint is a concept for a sharable visualization that describes the history of a single person’s online life through a variety of media including like instant messaging, online forums and social networking sites like MySpace and Facebook. By combining a range of different sources, I hope to capture the rhythms and patterns of online life in a way that people feel creates a meaningful self-portrait that they would want to share with others.
If the visualization design is successful, I will build a tool that will allow people to create and share their own Chatterprints. Such a tool would let me explore a variety of research questions about the nature and design of sharable visualizations.
This is a work in progress and this page contains a variety of thoughts, sketches, and links to related project resources.
|December 2, 2006||Similar Work "In the Wild"|
|October 17, 2006||Sponsor Week Demo Images|
|October 11, 2006||First Spiral Concept Sketches|
|October 6, 2006||Initial Brainstorming|
In putting together this project, I've been inspired by a variety of other work in this area. In no particular order:
To really take advantage of the spiral form, I need to explore more interesting permutations than just changing line width. I also need to do a proof of concept investigation of methods of determining similarity between bodies of text. The most recent design is pretty monochromatic - future designs should make more effective use of color.
If you have any questions/comments/suggestions/critiques, please feel free to get in touch. I can be reached at dharry at media . mit . edu.