ManyEyes: A site for visualization at internet scale

F.B. Viégas, M. Wattenberg, F.J.J. Ham, van, J. Kriss, M. McKeon

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    Abstract

    We describe the design and deployment of Many Eyes, a public Web site where users may upload data, create interactive visualizations, and carry on discussions. The goal of the site is to support collaboration around visualizations at a large scale by fostering a social style of data analysis in which visualizations not only serve as a discovery tool for individuals but also as a medium to spur discussion among users. To support this goal, the site includes novel mechanisms for end-user creation of visualizations and asynchronous collaboration around those visualizations. In addition to describing these technologies, we provide a preliminary report on the activity of our users.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1121-1128
    JournalIEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics
    Volume13
    Issue number6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2007

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